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Book Review: The Path Which Shapes Us by Lazola Pambo
3 months ago

Book Review: The Path Which Shapes Us by Lazola Pambo

The Path Which Shapes Us is a novel by South African novelist Lazola Pambo. The book follows the life of the protagonist, Clifford Malothi, an orphaned boy that was adopted …
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Summer 2016 Reading List
9 months ago

Summer 2016 Reading List

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary debut novel Homegoing is one of this summer’s most highly anticipated novels. The ambitious bestseller has garnered accolades as the “next …
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African Authors to Add to Your Library
1 year ago

African Authors to Add to Your Library

Africa has rich literary talent that encompasses nations from Nigeria to Kenya, and cities from Cape Town to Cairo. Millions of children grew up reading the wise words …
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Book Review: Minaret
2 years ago

Book Review: Minaret

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Published: 2005

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Pages: 288

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A Review of Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah
3 years ago

A Review of Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Harmattan Rain follows three generations of women as they cope with family, love, and life. A few years before Ghana’s independence, Lizzie-Achiaa’s lover disappears. Intent on finding him, …
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Book Review: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta
3 years ago

Book Review: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

‘Always remember that you are mine,’ says Aku-nna’s father before he dies. But as Aku-nna approaches womanhood her ambitious uncle makes plans to marry her off for a …
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Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief
3 years ago

Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief

If you have ever had a Yahoo! address then chances are that you may have received an email from a Nigerian “business man” promising to sell you something if you …
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Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
3 years ago

Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is a frightening novel, frightening in the way that novels like Animal Farm by George Orwell have lingered in my mind with …
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A good novel shouldn’t have a point: A review of Teju Cole’s Open City
3 years ago

A good novel shouldn’t have a point: A review of Teju Cole’s Open City

Although Open City is his first novel, Teju Cole is no stranger to the world. Undoubtedly a multitalented artist, he regularly contributes to The New Yorker and the …
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Love and Pride in the Face of Faults: A Review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go
3 years ago

Love and Pride in the Face of Faults: A Review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go

It was James Baldwin that once said “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to …
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