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?’
Enter our April 2015 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Achmat Dangor’s book internationally acclaimed novel, Bitter Fruit (first published in 2001 by Kwela Books).
A finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize, Bitter Fruit is a clear-eyed, witty, boisterous, yet deeply serious look at South Africa’s political history and its damaging legacy in the lives of those who live there.
Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our monthly writing competition for the months of January and February 2015.
Born in Barbados, Yewande Omotoso grew up in Nigeria and moved to South Africa in 1992. A trained architect, she is also a designer, freelance writer, poet and novelist. Yewande’s debut novel Bom Boy was published in 2011 by Modjaji Books and won the 2012 South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author and was the runner-up for the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Yewande currently lives in Johannesburg. She took time to answer a few questions from Africa Book Club.
Enter our March 2015 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Children of the Street (by Kwei Quartey). A physician and novelist, Ghanaian author Kwei Quartey is the best selling author of Wife of the Gods (2009), Children of the Street (2011), Murder at Cape Three Points (2014). He anticipates publication of the fourth Darko Dawson novel in the series, Gold of the Fathers, in early January 2016. Quartey currently lives in Pasedena, California.
Enter our February 2015 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Radiance of Tomorrow (by Ishmael Beah).
Congratulations to Tendai Machingaidze and Macharia Mwangi our December 2014 winners of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition