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
My name is Tendai Machingaidze. I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1982. I completed my undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at Syracuse University in New York, masters studies in Theology and Education at Southwestern Seminary in Texas, and currently I live in Russia where I am studying Medicine.
Gilbert Gatore’s The Past Ahead tells the story of two Rwandans, Isaro and Niko, whose destinies are intimately linked. Both are survivors of the horrors of the massacres in their country. Distinct in their voices, complete opposites in the reflecting on their experiences, their combined stories, told in parallel, create a deeply affecting portrayal of the limits of human endurance in times of greatest traumas. They are the two sides of a tragedy that is difficult to comprehend even now, almost twenty years later.
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Our selection for October is Wife of the Gods. Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a copy of this acclaimed debut novel by Ghanaian author, Dr. Kwei Quartey. Published in 2010 by Random House, Wife of the Gods introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson – a dedicated family man, rebel in the office, ace in the field–and one of the most appealing sleuths to come along in years. When we first meet Dawson, he’s been ordered by his cantankerous boss to leave behind his loving wife and young son in Ghana’s capital city to lead a murder investigation
Our Author of the Week section is where we showcase new and upcoming African writers. This week we feature Nelson Makhubane Tshabalala, a South African author who is determined to make his mark on the world. His debut book, Smoke of Forgiveness was published earlier this year in April.
Our Author of the Week section is where we showcase new and upcoming African writers. This week we feature Mafoya Dossoumon, whose book, African Expectations came out in July this year. Born and raised in Benin, he now lives in the USA.
To mark our second anniversary, Africa Book Club is offering a 20 percent discount on all our premium membership plans. Sign up for any plan under this great deal and start enjoying the unique benefits that come with being a part of the Africa Book Club. You can also give the membership to any of your book loving friends – they are sure to love you for it.
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 […]
Our book giveway for October 2011 is “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze”, by Ethiopian-born author Maaza Mengiste. Published in January 2010, Mengiste’s debut novel is an epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopia’s revolution.