Please join Africa Book Club on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm for a live special book event, as we welcome author Dr. Helena Dolny to Washington, DC to discuss her book Before Forever After. This special book event will take place at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, USA.
Enter our ultimate gift hamper competition for a chance to win all 19 books featured in the Africa Book Club 2017 books of the year.
Our selection to kick off the year is Petina Gappah’s award winning novel, The Book of Memory.
Congratulations to the winners of our May 2015 round of the Africa Book Club Short Reads writing competition.
We continue to be amazed by the quality and richness of the entries and this month was no different.
Macharia Mwangi from Kenya is this month’s winner with his story, At Work Today, in which the main character recounts his day at work on a flower farm. It is a moving story with a twist. Followers of this competition will know Mwangi from some of his earlier winning stories.
Our author of the week, Nathan Haddish Mogos, was born in 1982 to Eritrean parents in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He attended the acclaimed Boy’s Catholic School up until tenth grade when the border war broke out between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 1998. His family was deported and settled in the city of Asmara where Nathan went on to attend college at the University of Asmara. Eventually, he sought asylum and resettled in Norway in 2009.
Enter our June 2015 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Mr. Fox (by Helen Oyeyemi).
Published by Picador, Mr. Fox was one of the New York Times 100 notable books of 2011 and also among the Africa Book Club 2011 Books of the Year. The novel centers around Mr. St. John Fox, as the main character, his wife Daphne and his muse, Mary. Fox, a writer, cannot help killing off the heroines of his stories.
Our featured author, Christopher Zacharia Lameck, was born and raised in Tanzania. He currently lives in the Czech Republic, where he is the financial manager of Občanské sdružení Bez mámy. He is also the Chairman of Without Mother (Tanzania)
We are pleased to announce the winners of our monthly writing competition for the months of March and April 2015.
Dexter Zvicha from Zimbabwe is the winner of our March 2015 writing competition. In Just a Lucky Man, Zvicha writes about a customer who receives more money than he’s due from a Western Union agent. But rather than return the money, the man pockets the money and bolts. The story follows him as he proceeds to spend his small fortune.
Our winner for the April 2015 round of the competition is Jennifer Eneanya (pictured).
Enter our May 2015 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Black Mamba Boy (by Nadifa Mohamed). Published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Black Mamba Boy was longlisted for the Orange Prize. The author, Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa, Somalia.
Our author of the week is Tony Osborg, who is currently an undergraduate student of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He recently released his first book, ‘Can Nigeria Bake Her Own Bread?’