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 “20 under 40” writers to watch. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (published in 2008 by Riverhead Books) was his first book, and it won numerous awards including the UK Guardian Newspaper’s 2008 First Book Award and France’s Prix du Premier Roman Etranger (Best First Foreign Book Prize). It was listed as one of Amazon.com’s top ten novels of the year and also mentioned as one of the New York Times notable books of 2007.
Read Don Makatile’s review of this excellent book.
How to Enter (Editor’s Note: This contest is now closed)
Win a copy of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by entering our July giveaway competition. If you are not a registered Africa Book Club subscriber, you will need to join first. Then, simply go ahead and answer the questions below to enter.
- In what year and country was Dinaw Mengestu born?
- Which author won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing?
Please email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: July 2012 Book Giveaway
Tip: Answers to the questions can be found by browsing the Africa Book Club site.
Remember the Rules:
- This competition is open to all registered subscribers/members of the Africa Book Club anywhere in the world. Non-members can subscribe here to enter the competition.
- This giveaway competition expires Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at midnight (EST).
- The winner will be drawn on August 1, 2012 from all correct entries received before the closing date.
- The winner will be asked to provide a valid shipping address or an email address in case he or she prefers to receive the ebook edition.
- Africa Book Club will make a good-faith effort to ship books to anywhere in the world at standard international postal rates. Delivery times vary and may take up to five weeks for certain international destinations.
- Only one entry will be accepted per person registered as a subscriber/member of the Africa Book Club.
- The winner will be notified by email using the address through which he or she entered the competition.
- Only the winning entrant will be contacted by Africa Book Club. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner’s name may be published on the Book Club site after the closing of the competition.
Editor’s Note: This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who took part in this giveaway.
How We Select the Winners
All entries are assigned a unique number, ranging from 1 to the highest number. Winners are then randomly selected using the sequence generator tool. For more about this tool, visit www.random.org.