First published in 2002, The Moon Also Sets is a fascinating story set in Isiakpu, a typical African Village in Nigeria and the University of Embakassi, a modern African university. It is a story that revolves around two women- mother and daughter but what makes it more exciting is that it was written by a man and the women turn out to be the heroes of the story.
In her books, Darko has been keen on exploring issues concerning women as the society in which we live in. She seems to frown on certain aspects of the woman’s world. And in The Housemaid, right from the onset, Darko presents before the reader what is at stake for the ‘she’ in the Ghanaian society.
Harmattan Rain, published by Per Ankh in 2008, is the debut novel from the Ghanaian writer, Ayesha Harruna Attah. At 434 pages, the novel shows the depth of time and effort spent in writing it and I must confess that the first chapter alone hooked me in. The book is divided into three parts and […]
Mara is a young woman who travels from the village to the city and then finally ends up in Munich, Germany. It is her father who gives her away to marriage to the son of the village undertaker in exchange for “two white cows, four healthy goats, four lengths of cloth, beads, gold jewelry and two bottles of London Dry Gin
Arrow of God, republished by Anchor in 1989, is Achebe’s third novel following after Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease. The first paragraph in the novel starts thus: ‘This is the third nightfall since he began to look for signs of the new moon. He knew it would come today but he always […]
Armah narrates the African experience for the past two thousand seasons of which a thousand seasons were wasted along lost paths and another thousand utilized for finding paths to the right way. There is no specificity to the place of origin of the story. Instead, the story stands for Africa and its people.
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 […]