A review of Hawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect
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A review of Hawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect

Book: The Lazarus Effect Author: HJ Golakai Publisher: Kwela Books Year of publication: 2011 Number of pages: 310 Hawa Jande Golakai’s debut novel The Lazarus Effect is what they a “whodunnit”. A young woman called Jaqueline “Jacqui” Paulsen is murdered by an unknown assailant in Cape Town South Africa. She was raised by Adelle Paulsen […]

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Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s chilled out birthday celebrations

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is one of the hottest young writers to come out of Africa in recent times. He celebrated his birthday with family last week. The birthday can be an interesting thing where the African writer is concerned. We imagine that they all go crazy drinking their poison of choice leading to massive hangovers […]

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Golden Baobab Prize for Literature 2014 call for submissions

The children’s literature prize for Africa known as the Golden Baobab Awards 2014 are calling for your work. The Golden Baobab Awards for Literature were established in 2008 as annual pan-African awards to recognize and celebrate excellence in stories targeting African children. Founded by Deborah Ahenkorah the awards the awards are the Golden Baobab Prize […]

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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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Storymoja Hay Festival 2014 dates out

The Storymoja Hay Festival 2014 dates are out. The festival now in its sixth year will be hosted at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi from 17th – 21st September. The Storymoja is one of the fastest growing literary festivals in Africa. From its humble beginnings in 2009 when the organisers started an event […]