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Scholastique Mukasonga on Writing and Mourning from Exile | The New Yorker African Literature, The Third Person, Praise Songs, Young Female, One Kings, The New Yorker, Female Characters, Short Stories, Grief

Scholastique Mukasonga on Writing and Mourning from Exile

Deborah Treisman interviews the author Scholastique Mukasonga about her short story “Grief,” from the June 22, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

“Grief,”  by Scholastique Mukasonga | The New Yorker African Literature, Mary Lee, Magazine Illustration, Best Ads, Tour Posters, Its Nice That, Festival Posters, The New Yorker, Book Cover Design

“Grief”

Fiction by Scholastique Mukasonga: “Yes, there were massacres, but there were always massacres in Africa.”

[Fiction Issue] ‘No one knew what to call the place that was halfway between dreams’—Read an excerpt from Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s book, Dreams and Assorted Nightmares – The Johannesburg Review of Books African Literature, Travelers Rest, Tired Of Waiting, Man Set, Getting Drunk, First Novel, Over Dose, Her Smile, Losing Her

[Fiction Issue] ‘No one knew what to call the place that was halfway between dreams’—Read an excerpt from Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s book, Dreams and Assorted Nightmares

The JRB presents an excerpt from the title story of Dreams and Assorted Nightmares, the new collection by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Dreams and Assorted Nightmares Abubakar Adam IbrahimMasobe Books, 2020 Read the excerpt: Dreams and Assorted Nightmares No one knew what to call the place that was halfway between dreams—a patch of earth, hugged on one...

A recent survey on how African literature is taught reveals a depressing lack of knowledge concerning North African writers and their works. African Literature, World Literature, Books To Buy, Books To Read, Exquisite Corpse, Reading Habits, Homemade Art, Frozen In Time, Poetry Collection

Frozen in time

How African literature is taught reveals a depressing lack of knowledge concerning North African writers and their works.

Taiye Selasi embodies and lives an immense freedom. This is partially because she feels at ease with multiple vocations, languages, places and people but also because she doesn’t quarrel with contradictions but straddles them with ease. She debuted on the literary scene in 2005 with her evocative an Hair A, Her Hair, African Literature, Breaking Hair, Virgin Remy Hair, Remy Hair Extensions, Love Your Hair, Hair Weft, Hair Journey

Revisiting Afropolitanism: An Interview with Taiye Selasi

Taiye Selasi embodies and lives an immense freedom. This is partially because she feels at ease with multiple vocations, languages, places and people but also because she doesn’t quarrel with contradictions but straddles them with ease. She debuted on the literary scene in 2005 with her evocative an

Nigerian writers talk about ‘creating’ amid coronavirus crisis – Daily Trust Private Security Companies, African Literature, Poetry Collection, Hospitals, The Only Way, Pick One, Writers, Period, Sunday

Nigerian writers talk about ‘creating’ amid coronavirus crisis

As the Coronavirus pandemic drives Nigerians indoors, Bookshelf talks to writers on what it’s like to create during this period. As of last Monday, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos, and Ogun states were locked down as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari during his national broadcast on Sunday, March 29. Those exempted, however, include hospitals, […]

Read "The Rise of the African Novel Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership" by Mukoma Wa Ngugi available from Rakuten Kobo. The Rise of the African Novel is the first book to situate South African and African-language literature of the late African Literature, African History, Language And Literature, Foreign Language, Chinua Achebe, American Exceptionalism, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, My Escape, Book Recommendations

On the Rise—and Cost—of the African Novel in English

If I write in English in a country in which English may still be called a foreign language, or in any case is spoken only by a minority, what use is my writing? –Chinua Achebe Nothing looks to fit …

Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, & Oyinkan Braithwaite Make Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize African Literature, Jeanette Winterson, Salman Rushdie, Blonde Roots, Poetry Collection, Margaret Atwood, Saved By Grace, Book Girl, Weird World

Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, & Oyinkan Braithwaite Make 13-Strong Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

The 2019 Booker Prize longlist was announced hours ago, and on it are Bernardine Evaristo for her eighth book Girl, Woman, Other, Chigozie Obioma for his second novel An Orchestra of Minorities, and Oyinkan Braithwaite for her Women's Prize-shortlisted debut My Sister, the Serial Killer, which, at 3

Imbolo Mbue Cost Of Capital, African Literature, The Real World, West Africa, How Beautiful, Ny Times, The Dreamers, Novels, Animation

Imbolo Mbue’s ‘How Beautiful We Were’ Exposes the Human Cost of Capital

Imbolo Mbue

Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ African Literature, Children's Literature, Poem Themes, Cornell University, Crime Fiction, Cash Prize, Black Star, Book Publishing, English Language

A Conversation with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ

Africa's own children's book publisher. Publishing books by young writers, illustrators and artists for a global audience.

The writer Mphuthumi Ntabeni's new novel explores the deep history of colonialism and resistance in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. African Literature, Provinces Of South Africa, Xhosa, Life After Death, Magic Realism, British Colonial, Historical Fiction, Catholic, Novels

The Xhosa literary revival

The writer Mphuthumi Ntabeni's new novel explores the deep history of colonialism and resistance in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Self-Flagellation—“the action of flogging oneself, especially as a form of religious discipline; excessive criticism of oneself.”“Who is that in the ring? And what in heaven’s name are they doing?” asks an African Nairobi-based scholar. We are looking at a white Africanist, dressed in green, yel African Culture, African History, Conservative Ideology, African Literature, Flagellation, European Languages, White Privilege, Cornell University, Nairobi

White Privilege in African Studies: When You Are Done, Please Call Us

Self-Flagellation—“the action of flogging oneself, especially as a form of religious discipline; excessive criticism of oneself.” “Who is that in the ring? And what in heaven’s name are they doing?” asks an African Nairobi-based scholar. We are looking at a white Africanist, dressed in green, yel

Extraordinary Terrain | The Point Magazine African Literature, I Have Forgotten, The Encounter, Active Listening, Powerful Images, Black People, Revolution, Magazine, Critic

Issue 23 Archives | The Point Magazine

Extraordinary Terrain | The Point Magazine

(2020). Loss and Trauma in Ugandan Girls’ Ex-Child-Soldier Autobiographical Narratives: The Case of Grace Akallo and China Keitetsi. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies: Vol. 35, The Textualities of the Auto/biogrAfrical, pp. 533-555. Brown University, University Of Wisconsin, African Literature, Ex Girl, Biography, Trauma, Study, Author, Children

(2020). Loss and Trauma in Ugandan Girls’ Ex-Child-Soldier Autobiographical Narratives: The Case of Grace Akallo and China Keitetsi. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies: Vol. 35, The Textualities of the Auto/biogrAfrical, pp. 533-555.

IMG-20200717-WA0007 (1) Writing Poetry, Writing A Book, African Literature, My First Year, New Students, How To Get Money, Teaching English, English Language, My Works

Writers should have entrepreneurial mindset – Sagir

Bello Sagir is a writer and linguist. He tells AWAAL GATA how makes money as a writer, against the popular notion that writing isn’t lucrative in Nigeria. What inspired you into writing? My desire to master both spoken and written English language is what took me into the world of words. At that time, around...