This month, we are delighted to launch the Africa Book Club monthly competition for our registered subscribers. And to kick things off, we are giving away 50 free copies of Manu Herbstein’s latest book, “President Michelle or Ten days that Shook the World”, available as a kindle edition on Amazon.com. Manu Herbstein needs little or […]
Nathacha Appanah gives us a thought-provoking tale of war, family and loss narrated through the eyes of Raj, a 70-year-old man, who takes us back in time to relive his childhood. The Last Brother is an extraordinary, emotionally moving and poetic tale of childhood, friendship, family, loss, survival and forgiveness, presented by Appanah with great sensitivity.
Half of a Yellow Sun, a book by Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie has been selected as one of the 25 titles that will be given away as part of the World Book Night on March 5, 2011. The event, which will take place in the United Kingdom, is billed as the “Largest Book Give-Away Ever Attempted” and will see 20,000 passionate book lovers give away 1,000,000 books on the inaugural World Book Night.
Since her first book came out in 1996, Goretti Kyomuhendo has emerged as one of the foremost female writers from Uganda. “Secrets no More”, her second book which came out in 1999, won first prize from the National Book Trust of Uganda the same year.
Set against the backdrop of the post colonial era in Kenya, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Devil on the Cross depicts irony at its peak – with the devil on the cross instead of Jesus. Written entirely in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Gikuyu language after he declared he would no longer write in English, the book is a critical examination of Kenyan society. Deeply allegorical, it was written while the author was detained in prison.