For our July book giveaway competition, we head out to North Africa. This month’s selection is a book by Moroccan author Laila Lalami. Published in 2010 and nominated for the Orange Prize, Secret Son is a powerful story that looks at the struggle for identity, the need for love and family, and the desperation that grips ordinary lives in a world divided by class, politics, and religion.
For the month of June, we will be giving away a copy of The Granta Book of the African Short Story to two lucky readers. Published in May 2012, and edited by Nigerian author, Helon Habila, this special short story collection introduces a group of African writers described by Habila as ‘the post-nationalist generation’. Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent – from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya – Habila has focused on younger, newer writers, contrasted with some of their older, more established peers, to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa.
For our February book giveaway, we have selected one of our 2011 books of the year , Open City by Teju Cole. Released in January 2011 by Random House, Open City was picked by the New York Times as one of its 2011 Notable Books of the Year, and has been named a best book on more than twenty end of the year lists, including The New Yorker, The Economist, The Boston Globe , and Los Angeles Times.
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.
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 […]