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To kick off the year, we are giving away a copy of A Good African Story: How a Small Company Built a Global Coffee Brand. Written by Andrew Rugasira, this is the inspirational story of how an African-owned coffee company became a profitable global brand. Rugasira offers an argument for trade as opposed to aid, and […]
Readers will love our choice for this month’s book giveaway competition. Originally published in South Africa by Jacana Media in 2010 (and internationally in 2011 by Angry Robot), Zoo City (by Lauren Beukes) won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award for the best science-fiction novel in the U.K.
This month, we are excited to feature Aminatta Forna’s award-winning book, The Memory of Love, for our monthly book giveaway competition. A 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Winner and shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, The Memory of Love, has been hailed as a book of rare beauty and importance.
Our choice for June is Patchwork, an award-winning novel by Zambian author, Ellen Banda-Aaku. Published by Penguin, the book won the 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing (fiction) when it first came out in 2010.
Pumpkin, the young girl at the center of the story is destined from birth to inhabit two very different worlds – that of her father, the wealthy Joseph Sakavungo, and that of her mother, his mistress. This emotive tale takes us to the heart of a young girl’s attempts to come to terms with her own identity and fashion a future for herself from the patchwork of the life she was born into. Beautifully constructed, warm and wise, this is a novel that will transport the reader to a world in which we can all become more of the sum of our parts.
Weaving together the stories of three generations of women, this novel is a patchwork of love, jealousy and human frailty set against a backdrop of war and political ambition. It is a remarkable journey that takes us deep into the heart of a family both fractured and bound together by their love for one man.
To kick off 2013, we are giving away a copy of one of our all-time favorites, Camara Laye’s The Dark Child (also titled The African Child in other editions). In this memoir, which is widely regarded as a classic of African literature, Laye writes about his youth and growing up in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea. He marvels over his mother’s supernatural powers, his father’s distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood.
This month we celebrate our second anniversary as a club, and to mark this special milestone, our September Africa Book Club Giveaway competition will feature three truly great classics from renowned Egyptian author and Nobel Literature Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz. Three lucky readers will each win one of three books that make up The Cairo Trilogy, arguably Mahfouz’s most famous work.