Tue,23Aug2016

Books

I don't like Lagos, I'd rather live in a treehouse somewhere - A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barret. Photo©Tom Saater for TARA. Igoni Barrett is an icon for young black writers looking to find their own voice. With his new novel his crusade is to raise up popular fiction.

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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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