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Interview with Ugandan Author Wambalye Weikama

This month, Africa Book Club speaks with Ugandan author Wambalye Weikama. Born in Uganda, Weikama later moved to the United States, where he earned his Master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He later returned to his home country and is currently based in Kampala. Weikama is the author of African Son (2012) and The Bonds of … [Read More...]

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Losing My Religion (by Jide Familoni)

A 2014 Indie Book Award winner, Losing My Religion is the first novel written by the Nigerian author, Jide Familoni. The principal protagonist is Olufẹmi (meaning “God loves me”) or Femi. Fẹmi hails from Ido-Ekiti village, in the South Western … [Read More...]

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The Devil is a Chauffeur

Nelson hated driving, especially driving to and from work through the Lagos rush-hour. So, he always engaged chauffeurs even though they came with a lot of baggage. Years before, he had employed a driver who coughed persistently in … [Read More...]

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Wa Muthoni’s dark muscles gleamed with sweat in the late morning sun. He and Momanyi worked in silence except for the occasional grunt of “Huuu!” as they heaved shovelfuls of sand into the back of the lorry. The sand worked its way in … [Read More...]

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My name is Nathan Haddish Mogos. I was born in 1982 to Eritrean parents in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I attended the acclaimed Boy's Catholic School up until tenth grade when the border war broke out between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 1998. My family was … [Read More...]