Mon,20Nov2017

Books

Igoni Barrett's Love is power or something Like that and other stories

Igoni Barrett - Nigerian author/Photo©ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDBarrett's new collection of stories is based in Nigeria but speaks to the conditions of the human heart, wherever it may be found.

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Kwani? 07, An Eclectic Tapestry - Book

The seventh edition of Kwani?, the Kenyan literary journal, is subtitled 'Majuu' – a sheng (street slang) reference to 'overseas' – and is a 570-page testament to the journal's diasporic roots.

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Kuenyehia On Entrepreneurship - A Ghanaian take on business success

Kuenyehia on Entrepreneurship is not just a textbook.

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Zuma Exposed

Zuma Exposed was released on the eve of the 53rd African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in December.

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Under Gaddafi's tent - Compelling testimonies

Muammar Gaddafi attends an African Union meeting in 2009/Photo©ReutersIn our series highlighting extracts from Ghassan Charbel's new book, Under Gaddafi's Tent, three of the former Libyan strongman's close associates (Abdessalam Jalloud, Abdelmonem el-Huni, 

Abderrahmane Chalgham) talk about how he doled monthly stipends to Egyptian and Tunisian presidents and how Gaddafi's Lebanese daughter-in-law ridiculed much needed institutional reforms.

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Book review: Chioniso & Other Stories, The Old Man in a State House & Other Stories

Book cover: The Old Man in a State House and Other StoriesCritics of the Caine Prize for African Writing say it puts too much attention on the short form and clips the wings of writers who would otherwise be producing novels. But two recent collections of short stories by former Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winners – one from Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide and another by Zimbabwean Shimmer Chinodya – show the importance even seasoned writers attach to the short story. 

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