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

Nigeria: Rainbow Spreads Joy of Reading At Christmas

[Guardian] In the spirit of Christmas, the Rainbow Book Club is calling out to the public to join hands with it to plant seed libraries in indigent communities, through its book donation drive. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 11-Year Old Author to Have 2 Books Published in 2019

[News24Wire] An 11-year-old Johannesburg author is looking forward to having not one - but two - of her books published in 2019. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Book On Social Relations and Human Rights Devt in Nigeria Unveiled

[Vanguard] The respect for human rights as one of the yardsticks to establish a robust relationship between the police and members of the public was emphasised at the book launch of Inspector Dan Babalola. Inspector Babalola, a policeman attached to the SCIID, Panti launched his book, Social Relations and Human Rights Development in Nigeria in Lagos at the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Anti-Graft Agency Probes Sh10bn Books Scam

[Nation] Top Ministry of Education officials are under investigation over irregularities in the procurement of textbooks worth Sh10 billion for public schools. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Libraries Will Not Die, They Are Here to Stay

[Nation] The library was supposed to be dead by now, at best belly-up and writhing like an upturned beetle, or teetering on the edge of a fast cliff. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Folktales Vividly Re-Imagined in Performances, Book

[Nation] Hadithi Hadithi, Hadithi Njoo! (Story Story, Story Come!) is a common refrain that rang out in homes and classrooms all over Kenya in the prior to the nineties. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Two Books On Mugabe's Fall and Mnangagwa's Rise

[The Conversation Africa] Penguin Books has released two books by Zimbabwean journalists in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the coup that finally put Robert Mugabe's ruinous reign to an end. These are Ray Ndlovu's In the Jaws of the Crocodile: Emmerson Mnangagwa's Rise to Power in Zimbabwe and The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe: The End of a Dictator's Reign by Geoffrey Nyarota. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Faith in Turbulent Times - a Priest's Autobiography of Life Under Apartheid

[The Conversation Africa] The argument has dragged on long enough about who should take the credit for bringing South Africa's apartheid regime to an end. Of course, some will immediately respond by saying that apartheid has not yet been defeated - it still lives on in innumerable ways. But at least the regime that promulgated the legislation and promoted the ideology has been defeated, whatever remnants remain. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Africa's Must-Read Books of 2018

[African Arguments] This year was full of spectacular fiction, spine-tingling poetry and hard-hitting non-fiction from Africa. Here is some of the best. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jonathan's Book and Litany of Omissions

[Guardian] Nigeria's immediate ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently gathered the crème la crème of the society; within and beyond the shores of the nation for the launch of his book, My Transition Hours. Personalities including President Muhammadu Buhari answered roll calls either in person or represented. Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo alongside his Ghanaian, Benin Republic and Sierra Leone counterparts; John Mahama, Boni Yayi and Ernest Bai Koroma respectively personally graced th (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jonathan Mischaracterised Obama in New Book - U.S. Govt

[Premium Times] The public affairs officer at the United States Consulate in Lagos, Russell Brooks, has described as a mischaracterisation, former president Goodluck Jonathan's account in his new book of the role the U.S. government played, ahead of the 2015 general elections. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: You Misrepresented Facts in Your Book, U.S. Diplomat Tells Jonathan

[This Day] A Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate in Lagos, Russell Brooks, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of not comprehending why the United States harped on the need for a credible and peaceful election in 2015. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Professor, Ugandan Win Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

[Premium Times] Nigeria's Tanure Ojaide and Uganda's Harriet Arena have been announced as the joint winners of 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Musa's Fun At Abantu's Kids Zone

[The Journalist] Musawenkosi Ama Xaba is just seven years old and to date she is our youngest contributor. She attended the Abantu Book Festival this weekend and wrote about Kids Zone. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ugandan Author Is Joint Winner of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

[Monitor] Ms Harriet Anena, Ugandan author and poet is a joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018. (AllAfrica)

Africa: What Are Cartoons Meant to Do?

[Africa In Fact] Taking African Cartoons Seriously: Politics, Satire, and Culture (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Local Publishers Alarmed at Govt's Publishing Ambitions

[Daily Maverick] Small local publishers surviving by small margins look set to be squeezed even further as they come up against what they fear will be unfair competition in the form of expanded government publishing. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Rare English Q'uran Goes On Auction

[News24Wire] An extremely rare edition of one of the first Q'urans to be translated into English is currently available on an online auction site called JellyFish Tree. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lost Boys of Bird Island - People Fear What Is Not in the Book - Chris Steyn

[Daily Maverick] Since co-author Mark Minnie's death and the publication of the Lost Boys of Bird Island, new leads have dropped into author Chris Steyn's inbox, all of which have been passed on to Brigadier Sonja Harri for further investigation. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Unicef Develops Story-Books for Children

[The Herald] The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF Zimbabwe), in collaboration with local writers, photographers and graphic designers has developed 16 story-books for children under the age of six. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jonathan's Transition Hours

[Guardian] Former president, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's book My Transition Hours launched the other day to coincide with his 61st birthday is a welcome literary contribution to the record of public service at the highest level in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lift As You Rise - - Speeches and Thoughts On Leadership

[Daily Maverick] This is an extract from a chapter entitled Learning to be Other-Centred: 'It's good to think you can do something, but when you think only you can do something -- that's ego talking.' (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Abantu Book Festival - Tales of the Hunt From the Lion's Perspective

[The Journalist] The annual Abantu Book Festival will bring together the best novelists, children's writers, poets, playwrights, literary scholars, musicians, actors and activists for four days in December and The Journalist, along with ACTIVATE! Change drivers, will be live tweeting and Facebook streaming the action. Keep an eye out for exclusive content from black writers and readers who make the annual pilgrimage to celebrate our diverse African literary heritage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Foundation Unveils Book to Curb Corruption, Improve Governance

[Guardian] The Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation is set to launch a book titled 'A to Z of Internal Audit Practice.' (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Grace Abantu Book Festival in Soweto

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The annual Abantu Book Festival had a successful run in 2017 - and to celebrate Africa's rich and diverse literature, it was only befitting to get one of Africa's respected authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie join the line-up. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We Will Open Lagos Govt's Books - Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat

[Premium Times] The Lagos State All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his running mate, Femi Hamzat, on Tuesday pledged to run a transparent budgetary system if elected into office in next year's polls. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Things to Not Tell a Bookseller

[Nation] I co-run an online bookstore called Rugano Books. We're online, only, which is the first hurdle - people rarely want to pay delivery fees without being familiar with the store itself, and therefore that is a trust problem - and then, most people prefer coming to an actual store to get their goods, even though the total cost would probably be the same as just paying for it on site. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hold Your Breath! Miguna to Publish New Book in Exile

[Nairobi News] If Miguna indeed publishes the book, Kenyans should expect some very juicy revelations on the events of the August and October 2017 elections and the aftermath. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku for Jonathan's Book Launch Tomorrow

[Daily Trust] A book titled 'My Transition Hours' by former Goodluck Jonathan will be formally presented to the public on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan Launches Book November 20

[Guardian] Former President Goodluck Jonathan is to unveil his book, "My Transition Hours", on Tuesday, November 20, in Abuja (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Controversial Prophet Bushiri Focuses On Abuse in One of His Recently Launched Books

[News24Wire] Controversial self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri, who was recently accused of rape, touches on the subject in a book he has written. (AllAfrica)

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