February is the month of romance. And fittingly, our choice for book of the month has a love theme. We will be reading Ama Ata Aidoo’s anthology, African Love Stories
Our selection to kick off the year is Gael Faye’s award winning novel, Small Country. Faye’s debut novel, Small Country, is set in Burundi and tells the story of ten-year-old Gabriel, whose idyllic existence and innocence come to a brutal end when Burundi and neighboring Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide. The novel […]
Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Africa Book Club Short Story Competition. Kenyan author and journalist, Alphonce Shiundu is this year’s winner with story, Wrong Patient. Chinyere Nnaemeka from Nigeria took the second prize with her story, The Defeat of Jezebel, while Andrew C. Dakalira from Malawi was awarded third prize for his story, Flycatcher.
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)