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: Thousands of Counterfeit Set Books Seized in Namanga

[Nation] The Anti-Counterfeit Authority on Saturday nabbed a huge consignment of counterfeit secondary school books in Namanga. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: The Paper Tiger Who Chewed Up Editorial Independence

[Daily Maverick] The authors of a book about media mogul Iqbal Survé have discussed shortcomings in the current model of newspaper ownership, in which owners have undue say in what stories their publications tell. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Whither White South Africa?

[Daily Maverick] The problem is often that grumbling whites unthinkingly complain with a loaf of white bread under the arm, as it were. They are unaware of how relatively well-off they are compared to the majority of South Africans, for they choose to remain unaware of the actual levels of deprivation and suffering of their neighbours, writes Jan-Jan Joubert in this extract from his book, 'Will South Africa Be Okay?' published by Tafelberg. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: India Donates 100,000 Science Textbooks to Rwanda

[New Times] The government of India on Thursday donated 100,000 textbooks to Rwanda's education sector and will benefit students that will mainly benefit high school students pursuing science-related courses. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Billions At Play - Book Review

[CAJ News] THE phrase 'resource curse' is widely used in political economy to describe the situation where natural resources such as petroleum, diamonds or precious metals are exploited by foreign investors, usually to the benefit of a small number of native overlords and with damaging consequences for local communities or the environment. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Publishing Industry Grows As Two Gambians Launch Books

[Foroyaa] Two Gambian writers on Saturday November 2nd, launched their books. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: 'The Youthful Champion - ' Young Liberian Educator Announces Launch of Two Books

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Liberia strives to close the gap of limited culturally sensitive contents for its readers, a young Liberian educator, researcher, and motivational speaker, Dr. Charles Gbollie has announced the Liberia launch of two mind-expanding, motivational, action-oriented and experience-rich life transforming books. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Of Tightheads and Loose Leaves - a Peek Into the World of the Rugby Book

[Daily Maverick] Rugby has a mania for books like no other sport. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Happy, Together? That Was the Past

[East African] There is Tolstoy and Chekhov. The impressionists who depict surroundings from what they appear and not necessarily how they are. Tolstoy and Chekhov pen beautiful images of a charmed Russia in melodious prose. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Life's a Journey, Enjoy the Views Along the Way

[East African] When Rosette Mugidde Wamambe was faced with either pursuing a corporate legal career at a top oil company or becoming a stay-at-home mother, she chose the latter. That was over 10 years ago. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Frank Dumevi Donates Exercise Books to Afadzato Basic Schools

[Ghanaian Times] Mr Frank Kudzo Dumevi, a Senior Nursing Officer of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, has presented 3000 Note 3 exercise books to pupils of the seven basic schools in Ve- Koloenu and Dafor of the Afadzato District in the Volta Region. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Pres. Weah to Launch Book By Former Pro Tempore Wotorson

[Observer] President George Weah is expected to lead an array of government officials, local and foreign academics as he officially launches a book authored by former Senate Protempore Cletus Segbe Wotorson. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ake Book Festival 2019 Begins in Lagos

[Premium Times] Writers, poets, artists, arts and book lovers have shown excitement over the commencement of the 2019 edition of the Ake Book Festival, one of the largest book festivals in Africa. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 'Living in Bondage', Where New and Old School Meld

[This Day] In "Living In Bondage: Breaking Free," a follow up to an epic 1992 movie, the focus shifts to Andy's son, Nnamdi, who like his father, is towing the path of greed and flamboyance, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Ake Festival - Africa's Leading International Book Festival

[Ake Festival] Ake festival, Africa's leading book festival will take place from 24th -- 27th October 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria. A world-class literary event taking place annually in Nigeria, Ake Festival is the most important book event on the African continent. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Goethe-Institut Presents Afro-Young Adult Anthology At Ake Art and Book Festival

[This Day] The Goethe-Institut Lagos is set to present the long-awaited Afro-Young Adult Anthology, titled, "Water Birds on the Lake Shore: An Anthology of African Young Adult Fiction." Afro-Young Adult was launched in October 2018, aiming at producing more African literature for Young adults with a call for applications that attracted 435 submissions rom 28 countries. Through workshops, the final stories were then selected by panels consisting of writers, literary activists and young adult readers. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Book On Export Can Do a Lot for SMEs - Awolowo

[Daily Trust] The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr Olusegun Awolowo, has said the launch of the book 'Export Promotion in Nigeria, Law, Policy and Practice' will pave way for more entrepreneurs, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to venture into export business. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea: New Books Launch

[Shabait] Asmara -New books written by Dr. Tekeste Fikadu were launched at a ceremony conducted on 18 October at Amba-Soira Hotel. The new books include 332 pages "The History of Modern Medicine in Eritrea" and 239 pages 25 short stories translated from Antoine Chekov's works. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: PM Abiy Ahmed Launches His Book 'Medmer'

[Addis Standard] A cover of the Afaan Oromoo version of PM Abiy's book is displayed in Millennium Hall (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Youth Donates Uniforms, Books to 45 Pupils in Osun

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -A young lady, Mrs Folasade Oyinlola, has distributed uniforms, backpacks, sandals and books to 45 indigent public school pupils in Osun State. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Books - Who Tells Africa's Story, and How Do They Do It?

[East African] Two Pan African literary festivals took place in Nairobi recently, and both focused on Africa: Who gets to tell the story and how they get to tell it. (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Sudan Culture Minister - 'No Censorship' At 15th Khartoum International Book Fair

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Minister of Culture and Information, Faisal Mohamed Salih today announced inauguration of the 15th session of the Khartoum International Book Fair that will begin at the Burri exhibition grounds tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Pastor Esau Banda to Launch 35 Books

[Nyasa Times] Mana -Pastor Esau Banda is set to launch 35 books on November 17, 2019 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe which have been written in one year. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Book to Promote Advocacy for Women Empowerment Launched

[Ghanaian Times] An 80-page book titled, "Serving the community: Doing politics in poor and deprived communities in Ghana", has been launched in Accra. (AllAfrica)


Angola: President João Lourenço's Life Described in Book

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan academic Kinguri Vieira will make his debut in the literary market, in the second half of this month, with the book "João Lourenço and the Great Challenges", a narrative about the trajectory of the current President of the Republic and his political profile. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Meet the Author - Inspiration Behind My Literary Work

[Citizen] Interview with author Joyce Kimaro. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Dangote Donates Books to Sakumono Basic School

[Ghanaian Times] The Dangote Cement Ghana Limited last Saturday donated quantities of exercise books to the Sakumono Basic School in the Tema-West municipality of the Greater Accra Region. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: From Liberia With History and Magic

[East African] The chequered history of pre-modern Liberia is reimagined with in a magical style in She Would be King, a debut novel by Liberian-American Wayetu Moore. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Light Reading - Remembering Biko

[New Frame] By representing an intimate conversation between two friends in the struggle, an illustrator gets to imagine her heroes in action and contribute another small piece to history's record. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: New Books | the Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro

[New Frame] Onkgopotse Abram Tiro, biographer Gaongalelwe Tiro's uncle, was the first South African freedom fighter the apartheid government pursued beyond the border and killed with a parcel bomb. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Success Story - the Art of Growth-Hacking a Bestseller

[Daily Maverick] How do you get your product to grow ridiculously big, ridiculously fast? You get a growth hacker to market it, using unconventional -- but highly effective -- stratagems. (AllAfrica)


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