BY THE BOOK: Doreen Eshinali Khamala


She lives in Nairobi and she writes. Her name is Doreen Eshinali Khamala is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. In March 2018 she published her second book. Her first one was about growing up and life at different schools. In this interview she talks about her favourite books and books that have accompanied her.  Advertisements

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland


The people of Togo have seen the Germans come and colonize the country we call these days Togo. After the German defeat in the Great War the French and the British came and took over the legacy and these two countries divided Togo. Later the years of indepoendence came sweeping like a wind of change … Continue reading The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

Chibundu Onuzo lets us in on what it’s like buying Nigerian in the U.K.


Writers do eat and drink and buy stuff. What kind of stuff do they buy. Do Africans in the diaspora buy stuff from their fatherland and motherland? What does a Nigerian writer in the United Kingdom buy? Does she prefer Nigerian goods? In this article the writer Chibundu Onuzo shares some of her thoughts. 

The Shortlist


The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist