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"The Banquet" by Wana Udobang #PoetryMonth

Wana Udobang (MissWanaWana) is a journalist, poet and filmmaker. She lives in Lagos. Her spoken word album, In Memory of Forgetting, is available on iTunes. 25 more words


Sex, beer, and Ndombolo: an interview with Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Tram 83 is Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s dazzling first novel. It follows an idealist writer named Lucien in an unnamed African mining town governed by global capitalism’s worst impulses. 256 more words

Small Country by Gaël Faye

Thank you to Crown Publishing Hogarth and NetGalley for an early review copy of Small Country by Gaël Faye, which will publish June 5, 2018.  All thoughts are my own. 222 more words

Why would you love Homegoing?

Title: Homegoing

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publishing date:2016

Chapters: 14

Pages: 320

Publisher: Alfred. A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Limited. 682 more words

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This book explores the history of Africa between the period of 1830 and 1945. For the purpose of this blog-post (which is to provide context behind the struggle of African-Americans happening across the sea as well, in Harlem), I will focus on Part Two, which notes events between 1882, and 1919. 849 more words

An Evening in the Shade of a Baobab Tree | Jioni Moja kwenye Kivuli cha Mbuyu

I had the very good fortune of hearing the literary legend Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o speak at the Brattle Theatre last night. Having already seen the late Chinua Achebe in lecture… 1,026 more words

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Book review - The Attack by Yasmina Khadra

The scene is set with a suicide attack at a restaurant with children in Tel Aviv. We are then introduced to an Arab/Israeli doctor, Amin Jaafari. 146 more words

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