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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South Africa:MEC Debbie Schafer On Donations of Over 400 Books From Dr Ruben Richards

[Govt of SA] Yesterday, at Heathfield High School, I had the privilege of accepting a donation of over 400 books from author Dr Ruben Richards (PhD, UCT), a former student of Heathfield High School - matric class of 1977. The book is entitled "BASTAARDS or HUMANS - the unspoken heritage of coloured people (Vol 1)". (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Education Ministry Defends Quality of School Texts

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Education has refuted claims that the textbooks distributed to schools had errors, instead stating that they were picked out of the Orange Book--a document that contains a list of approved textbooks for Primary and Secondary Schools. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Publishers Work on Errors in Textbooks

[Nation] The Ministry of Education on Thursday sought to assure the public that textbooks supplied to schools are of good quality and that the errors noticed in some of them are being corrected. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Digital Libraries to Satisfy Dynamic Service

[Ethiopian Herald] Wikipedia defines Digital Library as, "a special library with a collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection." (AllAfrica)

Tunisia:French Institute of Tunisia Organises Reading Marathon, March 16, On Occasion of 'La Francophonie Month'

[Tunis Afrique Presse] On the occasion of "La Francophonie Month," the French Institute of Tunisia (French: IFT) will organise on March 16 a reading marathon gathering 8 French-speaking countries, including Switzerland, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Argentina, Poland, Greece and Canada around reading text extracts from contemporary Francophone literature by lovers of the French language as Anissa Daoud, Michèle Boufetier, Samia Amami and Nadia Busetta. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Healthy Outrage - the Story of a Pioneer of Community Healthcare

[The Conversation Africa] Healthy Outrage is an apt title for a story that describes the journey Dr Trudy Thomas travelled during the various stages of her life. Thomas was the pioneer of community health programmes in South Africa. Her work spanned more than half a century, stretching through the dark years of apartheid and into the democratic era when she was asked to run the department of health in the Eastern Cape province after the 1994 elections. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Book Review - Road Tripping Through the Secrets of the Eastern Cape Karoo

[Daily Maverick] The wire art formed by young, poor hands in places like Michausdal and Lingelihle is the link between the visitor and the local economy in small Karoo towns like Cradock. And when you move to such a town - and to a new province - you're extraordinarily lucky if you find there the two people who know small-town South Africa best, the journalists and road trippers, Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Sanef Condemns the Harassment of Jacques Pauw

[SANEF] The South African National Editors' (SANEF) notes with alarm an event that unfolded yesterday afternoon and evening that threatened media freedom. Investigative journalist and author, Jacques Pauw, had his house raided by a terrorist-fighting 'Crimes against the state' unit of the Hawks. Pauw is the author of the book 'The President's Keepers', a book that uncovered explosive information about ex-President Jacob Zuma and allegation of state capture. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:President's Keepers' Jacques Pauw Raided - but Why Now?

[Daily Maverick] NB Publishers is standing by Jacques Pauw - and Pauw says no journalist would keep sensitive documents lying around the house. But more pressing is the question of what on earth the Hawks are doing. Why this, why now? This story has been updated to include the Hawks' response. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Child Abuse Novel Adapted Into Film

[The Herald] Zimbabwean writer Catherine Magodo Mutukwa is raising the voice of abused girl children louder with her latest novel which has been adapted into a feature film. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Clever Clogs Launches Nigerian-Themed Children's Picture Books

[Vanguard] To mark the celebration of the International World Book Day, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi, publisher and founder of literature book publication company Clever Clogs, has announced the launch of a sequence of Nigerian-themed children picture books. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Indian Firms Win Right to Supply Nation With English Books

[Addis Fortune] The books to be used for elementary schools are worth 730 million Br (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:New Curriculum Books Launched

[The Herald] The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education yesterday launched the first batch of the new curriculum framework textbooks at Dunnolly Primary School in Seke District. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Young Writer Making Big Exploits

[The Herald] Sixteen-year-old Anesu Mukombiwa is one of the few young writers who have managed to get published whilst still at school. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:City Library Assists Writers Association

[The Herald] It was all books and smiles when Harare City Library donated large quantity of old and new books to Writers International Network Zimbabwe, a local young writers' association, which in turn forwarded the books to six of its school young writers clubs in Epworth. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:A First Lady's Milestone

[This Day] With the formal presentation of her maiden novel, 'An Abundance of Scorpions', Kaduna State First Lady, Hadiza Isma el-Rufai, has joined the league of literary stars. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique:A Short History of Mozambique - Malyn Newitt

[Jonathan Ball] This comprehensive history traces the evolution of modern Mozambique, from its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the fifteen-year civil war that followed independence and its continued after effects. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Exclusive Books Reaffirms Support for Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's Book

[News24Wire] Exclusive Books on Saturday reiterated its support for Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's book The Land is Ours following a complaint by EFF leader, Julius Malema, on Twitter. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Lawyer Publishes 'Timeless' Book On Nigerian Real Estate

[This Day] Nigerian Lawyer and Blogger, Prince O. Williams-Joel has launched a book titled 'Compilation of Articles on Law and Property in Nigeria: Simplified'. It was published by Prince Joel and Associates Press. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Books On Development, Activism Launched

[The Herald] Two self-published books titled "Beyond Politics: A Proposal for Zimbabwean Development" (2018) by Charline Vuta and "Aluta Continua (The Struggle Continues)" (2018) by Kudakwashe Manjonjo were officially launched last Friday at Angwa City in Harare. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Interview With Novelist Ann El-Safi

[SudaNow] Critics believe that the Sudanese novelist Ann al-Safi is a postmodernist writer, as she tries to propose a special project in writing that combines the reality, the odd and the scientific so that she can offer a futurist writing. In her dialogues, she always maintains that if writers do not write for present generations and future generations, then for whom should they write? In addition to writing the novel, she writes short stories and poetry and has writings on intellectual issues. She has published se (AllAfrica)

Africa:Achille Mbembe On How to Restore the Humanity Stolen By Racism

[The Conversation Africa] African philosopher, Achille Mbembe, has gained an enviable reputation as a scholar that challenges the tenets of modernity. Some aspects of modernity Mbembe is known to challenge are characterised by the move towards more capitalistic economies, an increase in social stratifications and the universalisation of Western European thought. From "On Private Indirect Government" (2000) to his recent book, "Critique of Black Reason" (2017), his interest has always been on how the world can account for the constr (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:El-Rufai's Wife Presents Her Book, 'An Abundance of Scorpion'

[Leadership] Wife of Kaduna State governor, Hadiza Isma el-Rufai is presenting her new novel, 'An Abun- dance of Scorpion,' today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Here's Adichie's Epic Clapback to a Ridiculous Question

[Premium Times] A French journalist, Caroline Broué, has become the butt of internet jokes for asking renowned Nigerian-born writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, if Nigeria has libaries. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Birkett Races Into the Drak Record Books

[News24Wire] Andy Birkett bagged a fifth consecutive win at the Drak Challenge on Sunday to equal Ant Stott's record for the most overall race wins, racing away from his Dusi partner Hank McGregor in a gruelling duel on the lowest river in the race's 25 year history. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:U.S.-Based Author Releases New Book

[New Zimbabwe] US-based author, Martha Mutomba, has released a new book, Lessons from My Grandmother, which is based on her life experiences during her youthful days in rural Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:By the Book - Dami Ajayi

[Nation] Dami Ajayi is a Nigerian poet, music critic and medical doctor based in Lagos. He is also the co-founder of Saraba magazine. Ajayi has written two collections of poetry, ClinicalBlues and A Woman's Body is a Country. He spoke to about his literary favourites. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Media Watchdog Launches Fund for Embattled Author

[News24Wire] After being inundated with offers from the public, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) says it has resolved to establish a legal defence fund for The President's Keepers author Jacques Pauw. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Revered Literary Giant Keorapetse 'Bra Willie' Kgositsile Warmly Remembered At Memorial

[News24Wire] National Poet Laureate Professor Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgositsile will forever be remembered as a revered literary genius, said those who attended his official state memorial service at a packed Johannesburg City Hall on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Raped in the Desert: Untold Story of Insurgency On Women, Children

[Vanguard] Often times than not, we forget the aftermath of terrorist attacks, especially on women and children. What becomes the fate of girls forcefully turned into women, what becomes the fate of the likes of Alele Williams, Funmi Ransome Kuti, Chioma Ajunwa , etc who due to insurgency get deprived of education, the hope of the common man? (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Celebrating the Birth of a Legend

[The Herald] Legendary Zimbabwean writer Charles Mungoshi turned 70 on December 2, 2017. Charles Mungoshi handles a broad range of literary genres and styles in a way that is very rarely surpassed by many in the so called Third World today. His literary profile is compact. He is a novelist, poet, short story writer, playwright, film scriptwriter, actor, editor, translator, and consultant. (AllAfrica)

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