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."


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Zimbabwe: Former Mugabe Ally's Book Blocked From Schools

[New Zimbabwe] The government has allegedly blocked war veteran Agrippa Mutambara's book The Rebel in Me from being taught in the country's high schools. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Angolan Writer At 29th Course of Portuguese Literature in Maputo

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan writer, Lopito Feijˇ, will attend the 29th course of Portuguese Language literature to take place on 9-12 October at Maputo's Portuguese Cultural Centre in Mozambique. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: David Maraga Receives Books Worth Sh159 Million From World Bank

[Nation] Chief Justice David Maraga has received books worth Sh159 million from a World Bank funded project. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Stark Contrast Between Previously Advantaged and Disadvantaged Universities - NSFAS Chair

[News24Wire] A donation of 25 000 books valued at R12.5m to the Walter Sisulu University will contribute to levelling the playing field for students at previously disadvantaged institutions, NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Angolan Writer Lopito Feijˇ Releases Book in Maputo

[ANGOP] Maputo -The Angolan literary poet, essayist and literary critic Lopito Feijˇ is due to present his latest poetry work entitled "ImprescindÝvel Doctrina Contra" in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Redi Tlhabi's 'Khwezi' - a Publishing Sensation With a Wider Message

[Daily Maverick] Broadcaster Redi Tlhabi's book on President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, Fezekile Kuzwayo, continues to attract phenomenal levels of public interest. Following an unprecedented turnout at Tlhabi's Johannesburg book launch last week, it was standing room only for the Cape Town leg of the book tour on Tuesday night. The event took place two days after President Jacob Zuma publicly expressed gratitude towards supporters during his rape trial, and again sought to underplay the seriousness of the charge. By REBEC (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Youth Book On Sustainable Energy Launched

[Namibian] Earthlife Namibia and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on Thursday evening launched a book titled "Namibian youth at the forefront of advocating sustainable energy and climate change awareness - An essay compilation" in Windhoek. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Book On Angola's New Economy Out

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan economist JosÚ Cerqueira released last Wednesday, in Luanda, his book entitled "Nova economia angolana" (Angola?s new economy), in which one finds macroeconomic policies that can help the country overcome the financial crisis. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Book Review - Redi Tlhabi's 'Khwezi' Reminds SA What Was Lost in the Fire

[Daily Maverick] Broadcaster Redi Tlhabi's new book 'Khwezi' - an account of the life of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser Fezekile Kuzwayo - is a sobering read from any number of perspectives. Snippets published in the media thus far risk reducing the book to a few further accounts of Zuma's predatory behaviour towards women, or the behaviour of his allies in attempting to manage his actions. This is effectively the opposite of what Tlhabi's book sets out to do - which is to reclaim the power, and the narrative, of a yo (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Axis and Revolution - Gabeba Baderoon Compiles Her Fourth Collection of Poetry

[The Journalist] "Poetry is not always pretty but sometimes it brings us close to beauty." (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Short Story is Closer Than Novel to the Aspects of This Age, Writer Nabeel Ghali

[SudaNow] Khartoum -Literary critic, story writer, Nabeel Ghali is one of Sudan's most outstanding Christian writers and journalists in the Sudan, having spent about half a century in the world of letters. Ghali had published a collection of short stories he named "Eittika'a Tahta Eyoun Habeebaty" (A Repose Below my Sweetheart's Eyes), in addition to two bibliographies: one about novelist Ibrahim Ishaq and the other about the Sudanese novel. Ghali had enriched literary magazines and newspapers with lots of controversial artic (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Bearing Witness - Why It Is Worth Seeing Masixole Feni's Photography

[GroundUp] A Drain on our Dignity provides a visual slice through townships of Cape Town (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Khwezi Speaks - 'I Did Not Do It to Win. I Was Just Fighting for Myself'

[Bhekisisa] In a new book, Redi Tlhabi reveals the woman behind the pseudonym and the price she paid for pursuing justice after accusing Jacob Zuma of rape. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Writer Luis Fernando Releases New Work On Friday

[ANGOP] Luanda -A work by Angolan writer Luis Fernando titled "Angola: Memories of Political Transition from JosÚ Eduardo dos Santos to JoŃo Lourenšo" will be available Friday at Luanda's Social Sciences Faculty of Agostinho Neto University. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Deputy Minister to Hand Over Library

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Ben Martins is expected to handover a library to the Van Cutsem Combined School in De Doorns, Western Cape on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Always Readers, Always Ready!

[Ethiopian Herald] Nowadays, the culture of reading is showing some improvements. Several reasons have contributed to the improvement. Globalization and the ensuing technological advancement have the lion's share in this regard. Currently, it would be easy to access information in every micro second only by swiping Smartphone. There are also opportunities to download e-books. However, books published in paperback are sill circulating in the market. Particularly, in countries like ours, where technological devices are so cost (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 'Activating Success With Love Idoko' Book for Unveiling Friday

[This Day] Love Idoko, the executive producer and host of the popular TV programme, "Activating Success will Love Idoko", will be making history today as she will be unveiling the highly anticipated book which is a compilation of 100 episodes of her TV programme today, Friday September 15, making her become the first TV programme producer to document its first 100 episodes in a book. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Author Speaks on Writing Process for 'Skollie' Book, Film

[GroundUp] "I wanted to rise above the stigma of prison and gangsterism that had become my heritage," says 71-year-old John Fredericks as he puts out his cigarette. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: African Studies - Chinese University Launches Three New Books

[Cameroon Tribune] The publications all are all by officials of Zhejiang Normal University. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: New Book Chronicles Women's Struggles

[263Chat] Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe has launched a new book titled "A Beautiful Strength, A journal of 80 Years of Women's Rights Movements and Activism in Zimbabwe since 1936" to document women's struggles and achievements recorded in their quest to have their rights recognized in society. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Writer John Bella Discusses in Brazil Children Literature Production

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan writer John Bella is set to make a presentation in Brazil, on 16 September this year, on the Angolan literary production for children, in the ambit of the TaubatÚ Book Fair, scheduled to happen from 11 to 17 September. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Universities Get 94 Million Br Worth of Science Books

[Addis Fortune] Public Procurement & Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) procured science reference books worth 94 million Br for 11 new universities. The 44,330 books obtained by the service will be used as references for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and natural science subjects. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Shopping for Books - Exchange of Textbook Gains Grounds

[Cameroon Tribune] To many a parent it helps defray cost incurred on didactic materials. (AllAfrica)


Africa: The Diplomatic Thriller Comes to Nigeria

[allAfrica] A diplomatic thriller that is part spy novel, part crime drama, with a hint of Nollywood, The Shadow List by Todd Moss is a gripping read. It is the fourth adventure featuring Judd Ryker, the State Department's wonky-but-by-no-means-wussy crisis manager. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Bengo - Writer Ismael Mateus Presents Books in Caxito

[ANGOP] Caxito -The Angolan writer, Ismael Mateus, presented on Thursday in Caxito, northern Bengo province, his books enetield "Lašos de sangue", "Cinco dedos de vida" and "CidadŃo Ismael". (AllAfrica)


Angola: Book Crˇnica Do Bar Dos Canalhas to Be Released in Brazil

[ANGOP] Luanda -The book entitled "Crˇnica do Bar dos Canalhas", to be released on September 7 in Brazil by the Drago Publishers at the Bienal of Rio de Janeiro. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Douala - Ex-Governor's Book Launched

[Cameroon Tribune] Abakar Ahamat through his autobiography reveals the ups and down of being a public administrative authority (AllAfrica)


Africa: Paper 4 Africa Donates Books

[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -Paper 4 Africa has donated 43 800 scribblers to Bobirwa primary schools during the Bobonong constituency academic excellence awards ceremony held at Rasetimela Primary School in Bobonong on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Kandetu Launches New Book Compilation

[New Era] Windhoek -Bob Kandetu launched an interesting read into the past and the present with his new book, titled 'Timeless Bounds'. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Veteran Media Practitioner Kandetu Launches Book

[Namibian] A book titled 'Timeless Bonds' authored by veteran media practitioner Bob Kandetu was launched on Wednesday in Windhoek. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Gukurahundi Origins - Myth and Reality, Part 4 - the One-Party State, 1980-1987

[Daily Maverick] Illuminating as it is to examine some of the individual events that together make up the backcloth to the Matabeleland killings of 1983-4 - among them, the Entumbane violence, the arms caches "crisis" and the tourist abduction - this complex tapestry only fully makes sense when we identify the ideological thread (and associated objectives) which runs through it. Imbued with a tradition that emphasised absolute domination, Robert Mugabe and his confidants entered government in 1980 with a burning desire to (AllAfrica)


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