The Beauty of Multilingual Literature: a blog about Books.

  • Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

    Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

    I love this short novel which is narrated by Dr. Morayo Da Silva. We witness her interactions with her neighbors and strangers in the streets of  San-Francisco where she stayed alone. She has very interesting friends. Some you would not even expect.

  • 10 must-read African Romance Novels

    10 must-read African Romance Novels

    I have recently read several african romance novels that I would like to share with you my beloved readers.  I strongly recommend these novels that are very easily available on the web. Some of these books, I have read years back, while others I have completed quite recently. Romance is my choice of novel to…

  • Broken glass by Alain Mabanckou

    Broken glass by Alain Mabanckou

    I have to admit that I discovered Alain Mabanckou only this year, 2013! He has been writing since the 80s, so I don’t really understand how I had never heard of him.  Plus, he is amongst the best known and most successful writers in the French language. And…I am francophone! ouch…. So much for being  a so-called…

  • So long a letter by Mariama Ba

    So long a letter by Mariama Ba

    Mariama Ba’s novel touches on very profound issues that are still relevant to my generation of women. This is a very important read for all feminist.

  • Thread of Gold Beads By Nike Campbell-Fatoki

    Thread of Gold Beads By Nike Campbell-Fatoki

    First of all, I would like to thank the person who bought this book to my attention.  May God Bless you and your children for several generations. I am being a bit dramatic here, but it’s only because I really love this book. The only two things I knew about Benin, before, was Cotonou and…

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    2013 is a defining year in my “reading life”. Why is that? Because in 2013, plenty of books are about immigrants – first and second generation.  I have been wondering for quite some time now, when we will get past writing about colonialism, neo-colonialism and write more about the daily lives of  Diaspora’s people or…

  • Maru by Bessie Head

    Maru by Bessie Head

    An orphaned Masarwa girl comes to Dilepe to teach, only to discover that in this remote Botswana village her people are treated as outcasts. In the love story and intrigue that follow, the author’s exploration of racism draws upon her own experiences of growing up in South Africa. Bessie Head’s name sounded familiar when I…

  • 12e Journée du Livre Haitien

    12e Journée du Livre Haitien

    La Journée du livre haïtien est un salon du livre qui se déroule durant une journée. Les livres exposés au grand public sont publiés par des auteurs haïtiens ou portant sur la culture haïtienne.

  • Festival de Littérature jeunesse de Montreal

    Festival de Littérature jeunesse de Montreal

    Le Festival de Littérature Jeunesse de Montréal (FLJM) a pour mission de promouvoir le plaisir de la lecture et de l’écriture chez les jeunes.

  • Reading Report – First half of 2018

    Reading Report – First half of 2018

    What are we reading these days? My objective this year is 60 books. I barely have 2 months left till the end of the year. And things are not looking good. However, I am confident I am gonna make it. 29 to go yay! Here is the complete list: My Top book so far: What are…

  • Impressions – Librairie Ephemere

    Impressions – Librairie Ephemere

    Présentée par le Groupe Banque TD, Impressions est une exposition de livres, vinyles et illustrations rappelant l’importante contribution des Noirs au patrimoine culturel et intellectuel mondial. L’exposition se tiendra du 10 au 17 février 2017 à Montréal, durant le  Le Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs / Black History Month. Elle permettra aux visiteurs de découvrir et…

  • 2016 in Books

    2016 in Books


  • Noces Sacrees: Les Dieux Du Kouroulamini by Seydou Badian

    Noces Sacrees: Les Dieux Du Kouroulamini by Seydou Badian

    Biographie de l’auteur Seydou Badian Kouyaté est un écrivain et homme politique malien. Après des études de médecine à l’université de Montpellier en France, il rentre au Mali. Proche du premier président Modibo Keïta, il écrit les paroles de l’hymne national, Pour l’Afrique et pour toi, Mali. Il est nommé ministre de la Coordination économique…

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