Enter our May 2013 book giveaway competition to win a copy of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (By Ishmael Beah). In this gripping memoir, Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
May 2013 Book Giveaway Competition – Win a Copy of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (By Ishmael Beah)
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, “Americanah” is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.
Pre-order your copy of Americanah, the latest book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and get 20% off the cover price (Premium club members get 40% off). And if your order totals $50 or more, we’ll throw in free shipping to anywhere in the world to thank you for your awesomeness. Please note that orders will be delivered after May 14, 2013, when the book is officially released
April 2013 Book Giveaway Competition – Win a Copy of Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (by Noo Saro-Wiwa)
Death has robbed us of Chinua Achebe – one of the most influential writers of his time. Undoubtedly Africa’s best known writer, Achebe stood for many things. To many, he was the father of African literature – recognized worldwide for his book, Things Fall Apart, the most translated African work of all time, which has sold more than 12 million copies and appeared in over 50 languages.
March 2013 Book Giveaway Competition – Win a Copy of Chinua Achebe’s latest novel, There Was a Country
Our selection for the month of March is There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra, the recent book released by legendary Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. Published by the Penguin Press, this long-awaited memoir revisits the Nigeria civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967-1970. The conflict pitted the Nigerian federal government against the breakaway state of Biafra. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of further research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe’s place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age. Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a copy of Chinua Achebe’s latest book.
Tewodros Fekadu scraped through his childhood years between relatives’ houses and the streets of Ethiopia. He has since lived in five countries on three continents and is fluent in four languages (Amharic, Tigrinya, Japanese and English). In 2003, he arrived in Australia and resides on the Gold Coast with his wife, Anita, where he is an active member of the community. His book, No One’s Son tells the remarkable story of his life – from his difficult childhood, his struggles through life’s challenges, and eventual migration to Australia. In this month’s interview, he talks to Africa Book Club about his life and work.