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."


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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)


South Africa:Jacques Pauw Rages About 'Deceitful' Response From Bird Island Co-Author Chris Steyn

[News24Wire] The war of words between writers Jacques Pauw and Chris Steyn continued on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Jacques Pauw Slams Lost Boys of Bird Island Authors

[News24Wire] Journalist and author Jacques Pauw has slammed Mark Minnie and Chris Steyn, authors of the controversial book, The Lost Boys of Bird Island , for sloppy police work and failing to disclose crucial information in the book. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Literary Sector Needs Govt Support

[The Herald] The Government should remember the literary arts and publishing industry which, like other arts industries, have been working hard to protect their special talents from various challenges. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:In New Ebook, Nigerian Writer Challenges Youth to 'Push Dreams'

[Premium Times] Olatorera Oniru, a Nigerian fashion entrepreneur recently authored an inspirational eBook titled "Push Your Dreams." The author says the book is a collation of motivational extracts from her speaking engagements. The idea, she says, is to motivate youth to aspire to be more. Here, she tells PREMIUM TIMES more about it in this interview. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:The Three Books President Kagame Recommends for the Youth to Read

[New Times] During the recent #MeetThePresident, President Kagame advised the young people to continue seeking knowledge and invest in education. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Release of Collection Books Marks Tribute to Josť Eduardo Dos Santos

[ANGOP] Luanda -The release of three-volume collection books entitled "Josť Eduardo dos Santos and the challenges of his time - Words of a Statesman" marked on Tuesday, the opening of the national program of homage to MPLA leader and outgoing President of the Republic of Angola. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Paul Mkondo's Forgotten Book

[The Herald] It is a hurting truth in literature circles that sometimes a writer's death marks the end of his or her writing legacy being remembered and promoted. (AllAfrica)


Africa:V. S. Naipaul, His Kenyan-Born Wife, Me and Lone Flower At the Dinner Table

[Nation] Finally, I met Naipaul in person. It was in Freile, Northern Italy, at the home of the Nonino family, the brewers of a special liqueur, Nonino grappa. The three Noninos, mother and her two daughters, who ran the distilleries, looked more like contestants in a beauty tournament than makers of intoxicants. But I had not left California where I taught, and he, England, where he lived, to drown in liquor. I was there to receive the 2011 International Nonino Prize for the Italian translation of my book, Moving (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Cora Holds Book Party for Nigeria Prize for Literature Nominees

[Guardian] Plans have reached conclusive stages for the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited Book Party. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Despite His Views On Africa, I Choose to Celebrate the Trinidadian's Work

[Nation] Many have written about the life and times of V.S. Naipaul since last Saturday when he passed on. Having said horrendous things about ex-colonials like me, it is inappropriate to for me respond now that he is dead. (AllAfrica)


Africa:V.S. Naipaul Courted Controversy At Every Turn, but His Voice Could Never Be Ignored

[Nation] In London, miles away from his house in the quaint village of Wiltshire, where he lived with his wife Lady Nadira Naipaul and his cat Augustus, Sir V.S. Naipaul died aged 85. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Of Sitting in V.S. Naipaul's Makerere Chair, and Personal Recollections of the Legend

[Nation] The late Sir V.S. Naipaul first came to East Africa in 1965, just before I first went to Britain, in 1966. (AllAfrica)


Sudan:Tijani Saeed Publishes Four Heritage Books

[SudaNow] The Beirut (Lebanon)-based Scientific Books publishing house has recently launched four heritage manuscripts, developmentally edited by Sudanese writer Altijani Saeed. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Life Devoted to Dog-Eared Books Vending

[Ethiopian Herald] Tesfaye Adale was born in Wello province to his mother Hawa Mustefa and to his father Adale Beyan. He is the last child of the family. When he was seven and twelve years of age, his parents all of a sudden went to meet their maker. He did not have many childhood memories. But he had committed to memory the time that he had spent as shepherd in his birthplace. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Nigerian Writers, Publishers Collaborate With Global Storymakers

[Daily Trust] Nigerian writers and publishers met with Global Storymakers' Chief Innovation Officer, Sherry Sacino, to find ways of writing, publishing and selling stories across the world. This took place early this week at City Library in Zone 4, Abuja. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Comtemplation Is African - a Conversation With Teju Cole

[Premium Times] Born forty-three years ago in Michigan, United States of America, Teju Cole was raised in Lagos until he was seventeen when he left Nigeria for Kalamazoo College where he earned his Bachelor's degree in 1996. He later did his graduate studies in Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Columbia University, New York. (AllAfrica)


Somalia:Mogadishu 4th Book Fair Registers Highest Number of Participants

[Dalsan Radio] The fourth Mogadishu Book Fair was held in the Somali capital attracting a larger number of participants compared to last year, Radio Dalsan reports. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Young Writer Pours Heart Out in Book

[Nation] Munira Hussein still has the 'book'. It is a 200-page handwritten tome titled Nights of Doom she authored in her last year of high school at Kaaga Girls in Meru. "I wrote it after a friend told me, 'You have talent, you can write'. At the time, I hadn't really pondered what 'talent' entailed or if I would ever get published," she says. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Minnie Said He Would Reveal More - Publishers

[News24Wire] The publishing house that produced The Lost Boys of Bird Island , the controversial book co-authored by Mark Minnie, says he indicated the book was "only the beginning". (AllAfrica)


Ghana:27 Defunct SOE's Still On Nation's Books - Auditor General's Report

[Ghanaian Times] A DEPUTY Minister of Finance, Mrs Abena Osei-Asare, has indicated that moves were underway to clear defunct State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) off government's books. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Books On Social Disorder, Ethnic Polarisation Unveiled in Abuja

[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES, under its subsidiary, PT Books, is today unveiling two of its publications. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Authors of Book Claiming Ex-Apartheid Minister Was a Paedophile Feared for Their Lives

[News24Wire] The co-authors of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, which alleges that former apartheid minister Magnus Malan was part of a paedophile network, had been living in fear for their lives since the book's release two weeks ago. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:The Back Story to the Most Controversial Cartoon in SA History

[Daily Maverick] What became known as the Rape of Lady Justice cartoon appeared in the Sunday Times on 7 September 2008 ahead of Judge Nicholson pronouncing on whether the National Prosecuting Authority's corruption case against Jacob Zuma could proceed. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Nigerian Who Crossed Mediterranean Narrates Own Tale in New Book 'Irregular Migrant'

[Premium Times] Peterson Ojieson's debut novel, Iregular Migrant: A story of Perils, Triumphs and Karma, has a very compelling storyline. Not only does it relieve the author's perilous sojourn to Europe through the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Seas, it also sheds light on the get-rich quick syndrome. He tells PREMIUM TIMES more about the work in this interview (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Extolling the Virtues of an Amazon

[This Day] The wife of the Ogun State governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, was recently equated with legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro, an influential and brave queen of the Yoruba race, who fought a violent war during her time to save her people from prowling attackers. This tribute was made by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at the unveiling of a book titled, "Queen Moremi Ajasoro", dedicated to her. Mary Nnah who witnessed the event reports (AllAfrica)


South Africa:The Lost Boys of Bird Island - Secrets, Lies and Cover-Ups

[Daily Maverick] The book is a collaboration between journalist Chris Steyn and former undercover narcotics agent Mark Anthony Dawid Minnie. They compare notes to deliver a shocking story of apartheid-era criminality, cover-ups and official complicity in the rape and murder of children. Here is the foreword, written by Marianne Thamm. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Anietie Isong Wins Mckitterick Prize

[This Day] Nigerian-British writer, Anietie Isong has been named winner of the 2018 McKItterick Prize for his debut novel, Radio Sunrise. (AllAfrica)


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