African and Caribbean Literature

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Unburnable by Marie Elena-John

Antiguan-born, Marie Elena-John weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities in her debut novel, "Unburnable."


News : African and Caribbean Literature

Nigeria: We Give Books Because of Rumour of Monkey Pox Last Year - Army

[Vanguard] Warri -Nigerian army has donated 9000 note books to primary schools in Delta state as part of the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III flagged off last week in the Niger Delta region. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Yusupha Jaiteh Donates Book He Authored to Gpu

[Foroyaa] Yusupha Jaiteh, the author of a book entitled "HAKILO" in the Mandinka language meaning The Brain (Mind), Monday October 30 2018 presided over the donation of 35 copies of book, to the Gambia Press Union (GPU), for onward distribution to Journalists. The event was held at GPU headquarters in Bakau. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Undercity - an Alternative Story of Joburg That's More About What's Out of Sight Than What's Hidden

[Daily Maverick] The last book in the acclaimed Wake Up, This is Joburg series launched this weekend with the story of gold that binds together the good, the bad and the ugly that is Jozi. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Teen Singer and Writer Eyeing U.S.$35,000 From Her First Book

[Nation] A multi-talented girl from Kirinyaga County is dreaming of earning Sh3.5 million from a book. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: How the Apartheid Regime Burnt Books - in Their Tens of Thousands

[The Conversation Africa] On the advice of the State Librarian one fine day in the 1970s, a truck transported thousands of books and magazines from Pretoria's Central Police Station to a dark hall at the Iscor state steel company, just outside the South African capital. A large mechanical shovel scooped up and dropped them into a 20 metre high oven, causing it to spew flames and smoke. This was another truckload of material that had been banned for political reasons and was routinely burned in furnaces across South Africa from the (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Feminist's Book Banned From Khartoum Book Fair

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Last week, a book written by feminist writer Nahid El Hasan has been forbidden at the Khartoum International Book Fair without explanation. Other works have been banned as well. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: National Library Servises Launches Reading Culture Campaign

[Nyasa Times] In a bid to promote reading culture which has gone down, National Library Servises (NLS) has launched 'Reading Promotion Campaign' at a colourful function which took place at NLS Headquarters in Lilongwe on Saturday that had Principal Secretary for Ministry of Education Justin Saidi joining dozens of school students and parents in a campaign march along streets of the Captial City. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Crime Reporters Launch Book On Private Security

[This Day] A book "Essentials of Public Relations for Private Security Officers" jointly authored by two Lagos based journalists Messrs Odita Sunday; a Senior Crime Correspondent with the Guardian newspaper and Frank Oshanugor; Editor-in-Chief of Security Express Magazine, would be presented to the public in a ceremony scheduled for today in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Algeria:More Than 35,000 Manuscripts in Southern Algeria Traditional Libraries

[Algerie Presse Service] 35,000 to 40,000 manuscripts are preserved in traditional libraries in the south of the country, in addition to 5,000 others identified at the National Library in Algiers (BN), Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi said on Tuesday in Algiers. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Young Author Writes About Life's Struggles

[New Era] A 22-year-old author and microbiologist, Maria Kangala, has published a book about the struggles of life titled, Learning the Hard Way. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:By the Book - Stephen Siloma

[Nation] Stephen Siloma is among the Kenyan authors who have embraced the changing tide and ventured into e-publication. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Young Gweru Author Pens Motivational Book

[Zimbabwe Standard] TWENTY-TWO-year-old Gweru author Makanaka Sibanda recently launched his first motivational book in the city. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Helicopter Illustration Proper for Children, Publishers Say

[Nation] The Kenya Publishers Association on Thursday came out to defend itself against condemnation from the public, following an attack based on some content illustrations in some newly-published text books that people have found inappropriate. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Rare Support for Textbook Illustration of MP's Helicopter Landing

[Nairobi News] The Kenya Publishers Association on Thursday came out to defend itself against public condemnation over illustrations in some newly-published textbooks that people find inappropriate. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenya Publishers Association Disowns Flawed Textbooks

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Publishers Association has disowned books with inappropriate content reported to be in circulation in schools, saying the books have originated from neighbouring countries. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Publisher Recalls Controversial Textbook

[Nation] Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is recalling its Grade Two English textbook following criticism over questionable content, as pressure mounts on the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to enhance its vetting. (AllAfrica)


Seychelles:New Book Portrays 240 Years of Change in Seychelles' Capital City

[Seychelles News Agency] A new book that is the first to recount the evolution of Victoria - the capital city of the Seychelles - was officially launched last Friday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:'It Is Important to Tell Our Own Stories to the World At Large'

[Guardian] Hadiza Isma el-Rufai is the wife of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai. She is an architect and creative writer, golfer, wife and mother. She is also the co-ordinator of the Yasmin el-Rufai Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organisation, which she set up in memory of her late daughter. She spoke to Arts and Culture Editor, GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR, on her encounter with books. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Quramo Writers' Prize 2018 Top 10 Unveiled

[Guardian] The top 10 entries for this year's Quramo Writers' Prize has been announced. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Magical Journey in a Mythical Land

[East African] Nigerian-American writer Tomi Adeyemi is a new voice for young adult fantasy with her latest book, Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Author Launches Book in Dubai

[The Herald] United Arab Emirates based Zimbabwean author and song-writer Zvakwana Nomore Sweto successfully launched his book, "Marriage in the 21st Century", in United Arab Emirates. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:The Moor's Love Song to a 'Vanishing' World

[The Herald] I have read "Satanic Verses" and "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie. While I must confess that I have enjoyed both, I need to point out that such novels do not hold me in thrall. This means I can read them slowly, over a long period of time, as if I have all the time in the world. This is mainly because the books are dense. I have experienced the same thing with Llosa's "War of the End of the World" and Rheam's "This September Sun". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Osinbajo, Ambode Headline Akinwunmi's Book Launch

[Guardian] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will on Thursday, September 27, lead other eminent Nigerians to the launch of Skin for Skin: The Prima Garnet Story, a book written by the chief executive of Prima Garnet Group, Lolu Akinwunmi. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Chief Justice Maraga Launches Bench Book for Criminal Cases

[Nation] Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday launched the Criminal Procedure Bench Book that will guide magistrates and judges in handling criminal cases. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:What Two Books Have to Say About the Political Lifespan of South Africa's ANC

[The Conversation Africa] No political party can govern forever. In democracies with free and fair elections, no political party has been in power longer than half a century. So is the African National Congress (ANC), the party that governs South Africa, at least halfway through its first term in power? (AllAfrica)


Botswana:Book Festival to Benefit Authors

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Gaborone Book Festival billed for September 21-22 at Maitisong in Maruapula Secondary School gives authors platform to promote their literary work. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Making Africa Work

[The Point] Making Africa Work, by Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo and Dickie Davis (editors) (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Adong Judith Wins the Prince Claus Award

[East African] (One of this year's Prince Claus Award winners, Ugandan playwright and filmmaker Judith Adong, says she was inspired by the 1991 Zimbabwean film Consequences, directed by John Riber. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:How Obasanjo's Failed Third Term Agenda Was Funded

[Premium Times] A new book has given an insight into how money was raised for the spirited campaign to keep former President Olusegun Obasanjo in office beyond his second term in 2007. It also reveals how the campaign began and the individuals who conducted it. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Rwandan Releases Book on Genocide for Children

[New Times] One day in a Rwandan village, a girl called Mahoro became a close friend with a boy called Ntwali without knowing that their parents had an issue between them. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Econet and Snapplify Forge New Partnership

[This is Africa] Econet Wireless and Snapplify have forged a partnership that could change the face of education and literacy on the continent. The partnership will bring thousands of e-books to African readers and learners - and there will be no extra costs for downloads. (AllAfrica)


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