A review of Yaa Gyasi’s novel Homegoing
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A review of Yaa Gyasi’s novel Homegoing

Book: Homegoing Author: Yaa Gyasi Publishers: Penguin Books/Knopf Year of publication: 2016 Number of pages: 320 pages Genre: Fiction Buy your own copy of Homegoing It never made sense to me this obsession South Africans had with race in their country. Many conversations I have with nationals from the South African country were peppered with […]

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A review of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms

Book: Season of Crimson Blossoms Author: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Publisher: Parresia Books Year of publication: 2015 Number of pages: 345 Genre: Fiction Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is not an unknown name in the world of African literature. Some of his many accolades include being shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African writing, a BBC African performance […]

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A review of Panashe Chigumadzi’s Sweet Medicine

Book: Sweet Medicine Author: Panashe Chigumadzi Publisher: Blackbird Books Publication Date: 2015 Number of pages: 201 Genre: Fiction Sweet Medicine, debut novel of Zimbabwean-born South Africa resident Panashe Chigumadzi, is the story of Tsitsi. Tsitsi was raised in Harare but went to a rural school do her O and A Levels. She ends up back […]

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A review of the first Jalada Collective

Book: Sketch of a bald woman in the semi-nude and other stories Writers: Tuelo Gabonewe, Jacque Ndinda, Orem Ochiel, Nyana Kakoma, Alexander Ikawah, Anne Moraa, Kiprop Kimutai, Novuyo Rose Tshuma, Moses Kilolo, Clifton Gachagua, Wambui Wairua and Idza Luhumyo. Editor: Anne Moraa Publisher: Jalada Publishing year: 2014 Available: Jalada.org The Jalada Collective is a group […]

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How Angela Makholwa nearly derailed my Seychelles Carnival plans

Book: The Thirtieth Candle Author: Angela Makholwa Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Fiction Buy your own copy of The 30th Candle I recently got an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet; The Island archipelago that is the Seychelles Islands where I got to cover the International Carnival in that town. […]