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Book Digest: Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Jessemusse Cacinda, Okechukwu Nzelu

We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Jessemusse Cacinda, and Okechukwu Nzelu. Consolée by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse Publisher: LITTERATURE FRAPublication Date: August 17, 2022Genre: Literary fictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Coming soon Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was […]


Kalaf Epalanga, Jessemusse Cacinda for James Murua Literary LiveStream in August

Kalaf Epalanga and Jessemusse Cacinda are the guests of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. […]

Afrolit Sans Frontieres Festivals Mozambique

Mel Matsinhe at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

Mel Matsinhe kicked off the Sunday at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Maputo, Mozambique on July 5, 2020.  She was hosted by Jessemusse Cacinda. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, was founded by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdowns. The […]

Kenya Lusophone Mozambique Translation

Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s “Matigari” now available in Portuguese.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o novel Matigari is now available in Portuguese from translator Sandra Felipe and Ethale Publishing. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of the giants of the African writing game, published Matigari in 1986 in Gikuyu and the English translation in English was done by Wangui wa Goro and issued in 1989. Its blurb describes it […]