Gilbert Gatore’s The Past Ahead tells the story of two Rwandans, Isaro and Niko, whose destinies are intimately linked. Both are survivors of the horrors of the massacres in their country. Distinct in their voices, complete opposites in the reflecting on their experiences, their combined stories, told in parallel, create a deeply affecting portrayal of the limits of human endurance in times of greatest traumas. They are the two sides of a tragedy that is difficult to comprehend even now, almost twenty years later.
Our selection for October is Wife of the Gods. Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a copy of this acclaimed debut novel by Ghanaian author, Dr. Kwei Quartey. Published in 2010 by Random House, Wife of the Gods introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson – a dedicated family man, rebel in the office, ace in the field–and one of the most appealing sleuths to come along in years. When we first meet Dawson, he’s been ordered by his cantankerous boss to leave behind his loving wife and young son in Ghana’s capital city to lead a murder investigation
To mark our second anniversary, Africa Book Club is offering a 20 percent discount on all our premium membership plans. Sign up for any plan under this great deal and start enjoying the unique benefits that come with being a part of the Africa Book Club. You can also give the membership to any of your book loving friends – they are sure to love you for it.
For our July 2012 book giveaway competition, we are delighted to be giving away a copy of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (by Dinaw Mengestu) to three lucky readers. Author Dinaw Mengestu is one of the brightest writing talents of his generation. In 2010, Mengestu was listed by The New Yorker magazine as one of its [...]
This month, we are delighted to launch the Africa Book Club monthly competition for our registered subscribers. And to kick things off, we are giving away 50 free copies of Manu Herbstein’s latest book, “President Michelle or Ten days that Shook the World”, available as a kindle edition on Amazon.com. Manu Herbstein needs little or [...]
Nathacha Appanah gives us a thought-provoking tale of war, family and loss narrated through the eyes of Raj, a 70-year-old man, who takes us back in time to relive his childhood. The Last Brother is an extraordinary, emotionally moving and poetic tale of childhood, friendship, family, loss, survival and forgiveness, presented by Appanah with great sensitivity.