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A review of Eghosa Imasuen’s Fine Boys

Book: Fine Boys Author: Eghosa Imasuen Publisher: Farafina Year of publication: 2011 Number of pages: 350 Fine Boys, published by Farafina, is the second book from Nigerian writer Eghosa Imasuen. His first book as called To Saint Patrick. His new offering tells the tale of Ewaen a medical student at the University of Benin. He […]

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Phillippa Yaa de Villiers for Ghana Voices Series in April

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is an award-winning South African writer, poet and academic and performance artist who performs her work nationally and internationally. De Villiers will be the featured writer on this month’s Ghana Voices Series at the Goethe Institut in Accra, Ghana. The Ghana Voices Series is a series of public reading event that […]

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Commonwealth writers seek non-fiction from Africa

Commonwealth Writers is an organisation that aims to unearth, develop and promote the best writing from across the Commonwealth. That’s the countries that used to be under British rule when they were the imminent power in the twentieth century. And Rwanda. And not Zimbabwe. Commonwealth Writers (CW) are the good folks who are behind the […]

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Two Africans make IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 shortlist

The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 shortlist has just been announced and two Africans have made the cut from the initial longlist. They are Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Americanah and Moroccan Mahi Binebine for Horses of God. Binebine’s book was originally written in French but translated to English by Lulu Norman. The IMPAC Dublin […]

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South Africa’s Shafinaaz Hassim for Malawi

Shafinaaz Hassim is a South African author, poet and sociologist. Her works include “Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective” (2007) and “Memoirs For Kimya” (2009). The most recent novel of the editor of “Belly of Fire: an anthology” (2011) is “SoPhia” (Nov,2012) a book dealing with domestic violence. She was […]

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A review of Ciku Kimeria’s Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges

Book: Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges Author: Ciku Kimeria Publisher: Self Year of publication: 2013 Number of pages: 127 Genre: Drama Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges is the debut novel of Kenyan writer Ciku Kimeria. The book tells the tale of married couple Njogu, his wife Wambui and Nyambura the mistress/side dish/mpango wa kando/small house/add […]

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Long Story Short: Niq Mhlongo next on line

South African author Niq Mhlongo is next in line for the Long Story Short project with his story Gollywood Drama being read by theatre heavy weight Mbali Kgosidintsi. The reading will be happening at 532 Love Lane Street, Hammanskraal (Hammanskraal Community Library) on 25th April. The Long Story Short Project aims at celebrating and elevating […]