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Poetry Meets Music: A Dialogue with Tsitsi Jaji

Photo credit: Tanji Gilliam

Tsitsi Jaji is a Zimbabwean American, who grew up in Harare before moving to the U.S. for college. She earned a Ph.D. 5,025 more words


This notion of home

Writing this didn’t feel like it was enough. I have been seeing bits and pieces of talks about xenophobic attacks on social media. I avoided it as much as I could because it’s such a trigger. 267 more words

Thando Nojaja

(Republic of the) Congo: Porcupines Do Not Care for Punctuation

The idea behind the book Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou fascinates me. Every person has an animal double, according to an oral tradition in Africa. 465 more words


2017 Africa Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Africa Reading Challenge.

This will be the fifth time that I’m hosting the Africa Reading Challenge.  Details and requirements are the same this year as for the 2012 Africa Reading Challenge, which started with: “I have absolutely no reason for hosting nor urging you to participate in this challenge save for the joy of discovering and reading African literature!” Here are the details: 572 more words


Born a Crime

Read 22/03/2017-24/03/2017

Rating: 4 stars

Read for The Reader’s Room March Madness Challenge

When this book came up as one of the Reader’s Room March Madness Challenge reads, the description interested me. 884 more words

Book Review

Thursday Book Review: "The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods"

Today’s featured book is one of our most recent fiction releases from Penguin Random House South Africa: The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods… 616 more words


(Democratic Republic of the) Congo: Confusing Female Liberation

There are many challenging reads out there, and The Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez by Sony Labou Tansi is one of them. “Perhaps we only come into this world to accept the unacceptable. 375 more words