It is no surprise that this Nigerian newspaper draws our attention to the achievement of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She has reached the shortlist for the 20th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. Her book ‘Americanah’has been put on the shortlist. But she is not the only writer from Africa on the list. A closer look will reveal … Continue reading americanah shortlisted for impac
best novel and fiction books
The Telegraph, a British newspaper, has made a list of the books (published in 2014) you must read. Lists like these are debatable, but still, it could give a nod to go to your nearest bookshop and buy / order the book. Three of these books have an African connection: Teju Cole – Everyday is … Continue reading best novel and fiction books
zp dala clarifies her admittance
Recently the South African writer Zainub Priya Dala atteneded a literary event in Durban, South Africa. After the meeting she was attacked and hurt. What happened to her next? The use of twitter and other fast forms of social media made it easy to distribute all kinds of stories on happened to her and where … Continue reading zp dala clarifies her admittance
unpacking jalada africa’s archive
Here you will get an inside view of the magazine ‘Jalada’. This word means ‘archive ‘ in the language of the coastal Swahili. The magazine has an archive of stories and promises to add more and more to this expanding archive. Three leading lights (Richard Oduku, Mehul Gohil and Moses Kilolo) talk about their magazine.