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Hollywood eyes African novels

Idris Elba©Participant MediaBeasts of No Nation, the highly anticipated film by US director Cary Fukunaga, is set to hit the silver screen in 2015.

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Literature: Artists of the floating world

Teju Cole pacing the streets of New York – but his mind could be anywhere on the planet. Photo©ERIC MARTIN/FIGAROPHOTO.COMA generation on from the first Caine Prize, African writers have brushed aside the expectations of the past and claimed the freedom of a global audience. Everyday acts and the feeling that what happens here can happen anywhere propel their storytelling. The Africa Report meets three writers on the move.

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Book Review: Guns, oil and tenderness

Igoni Barrett. Photo©Unoma GieseStart off the new year with a work of contemplative mastery: The Alphabet of Birds by SJ Naude, out in January, explores tenderness, grief and asks what it means to truly belong.

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Kenya: The silence of violence

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor Kenyan author. Photo©FootHills PressOwuor's new novel Dust highlights the role of violence in Kenya's history and how humans rewrite their memories.

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Words to live by in 2014

Mukoma wa Ngugi Novelist and poet. Image©AljazeeraAfrican writers telling stories about life outside the continent is a growing theme.

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The Power of Creative Reasoning: The Ideas and Vision of John Garang - Book

John Garang was a visionary rebel who fought to transform Sudan before dying in a helicopter crash shortly after signing a peace deal in 2005.

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