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{Makana: Sudan's Very Own Detective Hero}

The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal
Published January 31st 2012 by Bloomsbury USA (first published January 2nd 2012)
ISBN 1608197948 (ISBN13: 9781608197941)
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The Hat and the turbans (A Tribute) #Nigeria

Innocents lost to the battle of the Hat and the turbans

Where is the outrage?

Silence their store until own is lost

Morning’s hope extinguished on the altar of power… 92 more words

1. When a man is stung by a bee,
all beehives (Kenya)

2. The man who marries a
and the… 196 more words

African Literature

In favour of complexity

It is part of the human condition to think in binaries.  It simplifies matters and allows us to convert our (sometimes nonsensical) lives into ordered narratives. 325 more words


Book Review: Maaza Mengiste’s Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

If I had to stack Beneath the Lion’s Gaze on a shelf, I’d put it in the “historical fiction” category.  The Ethiopian-American writer Maaza Mengiste’s first novel is more about history than story, more about facts than poetry, more about politics than love.  661 more words

Nadifa Mohamed's "The Orchard of the Lost Souls"

Book of the Month Winner

Region: North Africa ——– April 2014

Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa (now in the Republic of Somaliland) in 1981 and moved as a child to England in 1986, staying permanently when war broke out in Somalia.  172 more words


Shadow Wraith: Introduction

Welcome back to Story Sunday!

If you enjoyed The Strife, fear not! It’ll be coming back (next year, most likely) with the second part where we’ll find out more about these “older gods”. 774 more words