Tags » African Literature

Poetry is my presence in this world: An Interview with Ali Znaidi

Ali Znaidi is a Tunisian poet whose work has appeared in magazines and journals worldwide. His poems use experimental forms to explore issues of the human condition. 1,251 more words

The African Book Review

Currently Reading

I just finished Leila Aboulela’s book “Minaret”. I wasn’t really impressed with how the story concluded, but a review on that book will be coming soon. 36 more words

African Literature

Conversations With Sam Carter

Sam Carter is the kind of writer who is extraordinarily good at charming and making his audience laugh away at the mundane, the serious, the dangerous and the beautiful aspect of being human. 1,030 more words


New Books!

Lately, I have been feeling a bit out of touch with my literary side and I felt the only way to solve this problem was to get new books.It doesn’t matter that I have about four books that I never got to finish reading; there’s just something exciting about getting new books. 257 more words


Okwiri Oduor wins Caine Prize for African Literature

Africa39 author, Okwiri Oduor, was last week awarded the Caine Prize for African Literature for her story, “My Father’s Head” (pdf).

In her interview… 1,623 more words


Piercing Pains – A Short Story #BringBackOurGirls #AfricaWrites

By Rafiq Raji

“You, stand up! Mai Ungwa, take her to my quarters”

Babangida had been relishing this opportunity for a very long time. He was determined to have his virgins here on earth. 2,436 more words


The Memory of Love

‘The Memory of Love’ is a beautiful novel by Aminatta Forna. I read this in June.

I absolutely love it, and it’s definitely a new favourite. 702 more words

AB Loves