African and Caribbean Literature

Articles : African and Caribbean Literature

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

Kenya:Longhorn Publishers Boss Resigns

[Nation] Longhorn Publishers has appointed Maxwell Wahome its new Acting Group managing director effective Thursday last week. (AllAfrica)


Africa:6 Books You Should Read Recommended By Barack Obama

[This is Africa] Former U.S President Barack Obama last week shared his annual summer reading list, which includes five classic books from prolific African writers. The list includes seminal works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Hisham Matar, and Nelson Mandela. (AllAfrica)


Gambia:GRA Staff Authors New Book

[Foroyaa] Dr. Seedy Drammeh, Acting Deputy Director HR & Admin at the Gambia Revenue Authority, has Published a new book title, Rethinking Irregular Migration: Causes, Course, Consequences and Corrective Measures. It adds to previous 29 publications, making it 30 books. The book examines the causes of irregular migration with particular focus on the mass movement of Gambian youth and others from other parts of the world, crossing the dangerous Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Sea, to reaching the Europe. Inve (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:We Need a Children's Literature Festival

[The Herald] Zimbabwe, like other African countries, is endowed with a rich storytelling tradition which particularly targeted children and which in this modern era has induced another energetic culture of writing and publishing in various forms for the young. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Amby Ezem Holds Triple Book Launch

[This Day] Abuja -UK-based writer, Amby Chizaram Ezem will be formerly introduced to the Nigerian literary enthusiasts, book reviewers and the media on July 20, at the launch of her three books at Jades Hotel, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kizza Besigye Set to Preside Over Book Launch on Kenyan Election

[Nation] Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is expected in Nairobi on Monday to preside over the launch of a book on Kenya's last General Election at the Intercontinental Hotel. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Author Launches Children's Book on Obama's Visit

[Nation] An author has launched a children's book based on former US President Barack Obama's visit to his native K'Ogelo village. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Petroleum Importers Ltd Donates Education Books to Chikade Cdss in Ntcheu

[Nyasa Times] Major fuel importer in the country, Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) has underlined its commitment towards assisting government in the provision of quality education by donation of books worth K1.5 million to Chikande CDSS in Ntcheu. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Obama Recommends African Authors for 'Summer' Reading

[Guardian] Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and Chimamanda Adichie's "Americanah" among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:All Set for Motivational Book Launch

[The Herald] All is set for the book launch of author and gospel minister Liberty Mwariwangu entitled "The God's Hustler" today at Batanai Gardens in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Book Sector Urged to Embrace Social Media

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) has urged the book sector, including students and institutional libraries, to embrace social media platforms in their conduct of business. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Young Author Goes It Alone

[The Herald] Beaven Tapureta -Twenty-seven year old author of a new motivational book "Transform Your Life From Inside Out" (DOMY Press, 2018), Blessings E Moyo is proud to have made positive steps so far in selling, distributing and promoting his debut publication after saying that some bookshops became too conditional with him. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Crowning Moment as Kenyan Author Takes Home Caine Prize

[Nation] The late Ghanaian BBC journalist Komla Dumor, in a TED Talk titled Telling the African Story, asked: "What story should one tell?" While acknowledging the existence of wonderful success stories on the continent at a time when the world was awash with "Africa rising" narratives, Dumor pointed out the obligation that storytellers have, of ensuring a balance of stories and telling tales of suffering as well. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Boost for New Curriculum As Govt Avails 2,3 Million Books

[The Herald] In a move expected to speed up implementation of the new curriculum, Government has procured over 2,3 million textbooks for teachers and pupils worth over $3,5 million. Unveiling the books at the United Nations Children's Fund warehouse in Willowvale, Harare, on Wednesday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima said the books would be availed in phases. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kickoff! Sports Writer Gachuhi Launches Book on Kenyan Football

[Nation] On Jamhuri Day in 1965, Kenya's national football team was hammered 13-2 by Ghana's "Black Stars," the team's worst ever defeat in an international match. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Angola Attends African Public Libraries Conference

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is until next Friday attending the African Public Libraries Conference and round table meeting of ministers of Arts and Culture of Africa in Durban, South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Makena Onjerika Wins Africa's Literary Award

[The Caine Prize] Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing -- often described as Africa's leading literary award, for her short story entitled "Fanta Blackcurrant", published in Wasafiri (2017). (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenyan Historian and Cultural Activist's Latest Fictional Book Out

[Nairobi News] Renowned Kenyan historian and cultural activist, Mutu wa Gethoi, has launched his latest novel that goes by the title Elders of the Mace. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Author's Debut Book Goes Regional

[The Herald] Zimbabwean author Faith Mudiwa Chipangura has broken the orthodox boundaries and impacted the regional community with her debut publication titled "I am enough", that was launched mid last month in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Nigerian-German Writer Efua Traoré Named Regional Winner for Africa in 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

[Commonwealth Short Story Prize] The Nigerian-German writer Efua Traoré is today announced the regional winner for Africa in the world's most global literary prize. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Longhorn Publishers Launches Mutu Wa Gethoi's Elders of the Mace

[Capital FM] Nairobi -East Africa's leading publishers, Longhorn Publishers Limited has today launched Elders of the Mace authored by renowned historian and culture activist, Mutu wa Gethoi. (AllAfrica)


Liberia:Prominent Bongese Chronicles VP Taylor Untold Story

[New Liberia] Even before her ascendency as Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Howard -Taylor record has shown how hard she has worked -helping put smiles on the faces of the underprivileged. And so working with President George M. Weah to implement an aggressive agenda that provides hope for the poor is never a strange phenomenon. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Honoring Those Who Lived Through Zimbabwe's Gukurahundi

[RFI] Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, author of "House of Stone", a Zimbabwean epic novel Kwela Books (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Dilapidated Facilities, Outdated Books, Other Anomalies Characterise Nigeria's National Library

[Premium Times] At the mention of the words, "National Library", one pictures a serene environment, with a well furnished, serene environment and all kinds of books ranging from some of the oldest to the most recent. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Alake Laments Decline in Reading Culture Among Youth

[Vanguard] Abeokuta -THE Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has lamented the decline in the reading culture among the youths in the country. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius:The Prix de Poésie Edouard Maunick is back

[L'Express] The Prix de Poésie Edouard Maunick is back for its 2018-2019 and second edition. This year's theme is 'Cyclone'. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Ngugi Wa a Thiong'o Set to Release Latest Gikuyu Book

[East African] US-based Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o's latest book is about to roll off the press, East African Educational Publishers, his Nairobi publisher, has said. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Prominent Poet Ticha Muzavazi's Writing Dream Comes True

[The Herald] Kundai Marunya -Renowned mbira teacher Trust Mutekwa popularly known as Ticha Muzavazi has published a Shona novel after 20 years of disappointment and readjustments. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:New Book Reveals Football in Nigeria Started in Calabar

[Premium Times] Author, Wiebe Boer, speaks to Channels TV about his new book, A Story of Heroes and Epics: The history of football in Nigeria. The book reveals the first city in Nigeria where football started, and the rise of the game in the colonial Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Ghana:New Takoradi Community Library Stocked With New Books

[Ghanaian Times] In a bid to promote academic standards in rural communities in the country, Vivo Energy Ghana, sole distributor and marketer of Shell branded products and lubricants, has resourced the New Takoradi Community Library with about 1000 books. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Whatever Has Happened to Yesteryear's Reading Culture?

[The Herald] I grew up in the village with my parents and my siblings (Sue, Josy, Anne and, later towards the 2000s, Tawa). My parents, God bless them, trusted my work ethic so much that they practically left the choice of what to read, and when to read, to me. (AllAfrica)


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