Category: Fiction

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ramadan Reading Challenge 2016

    Ramadan Reading Challenge 2016

    The Ramadan Challenge is back for a fourth year! This challenge has always been incredible for me. It allowed me to discover so many talented writers hailing from North Africa. In 2013,  I was very optimistic and challenged myself to read 7 books for the whole month. As you know, I was not on target. You…

  • My Year 2015 in Books

    My Year 2015 in Books

    49 books 12,772  pages SHORTEST BOOK 85 pages LONGEST BOOK 480 pages Read the full report on :  2015 in books  Please share your reports or best book of  2015 in the comments box below!

  • #Bloggerstofollow on Twitter #AfricanLiterature

    #Bloggerstofollow on Twitter #AfricanLiterature

    I am guilty of spending far more time than I should on twitter. Fortunately, i am following very interesting and informed bloggers. If you had only 3 bloggers to follow on twitter and your subject of predilection is African literature, I recommend these three. #BLOGGERSTOFOLLOW @kinnareads #FollowHer for anything #Feminist and #Ghana. I have learned a…