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FEATURE: Noviolet Bulawayo, the New African Voice

By Venessa Obioha
This Day – There are certain things NoViolet Bulawayo is passionate about besides writing. One of those things is her native language. … 1,292 more words


Return Trip: Zimbabwe

Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. 151 more words

World Literature

Home Is In My Head Now


Making Words

First off today, Happy Birthday Prue.

In the coming week I am going to Melbourne to see an old friend. In preparation, as I’ll be travelling on a bus for a couple of hours each day, I have for the first time downloaded some library ebooks onto my iPad. 472 more words

Book club pick #8 Nijmegen Book Club Meet Up

In June we are teaming up with The Nijmegen Book Club for a two-city read! Their book club is filled with like-minded, English books loving people who we can’t not meet. 552 more words


Weekend Bookshelf: Picking up Christmas

Last weekend was Mum’s birthday, so family descended on the house we grew up in for train trips and dinners and walks. I left on Tuesday having collected, among other things, five of the six books shortlisted for the 2013… 167 more words

Weekend Bookshelf

Caine Prize Workshop 2014: Interview With Director, Lizzy Attree

Snippets of this interview appeared in an article published this week ahead of the Caine Prize for African Writing Workshop happening in Zimbabwe this year. 925 more words