Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does
Farah's latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It's the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.
The best books on Kenya: start your reading here | Pushpinder Khaneka
Pushpinder Khaneka: Kenya’s transition from colonial rule to independence and fragile democracy provides the unifying theme across a trio of classics
Banned Books Around the World
As Banned Books Week comes to a close, we shift our gaze upon the censorship of authors on an international scale. Below is a list of 17 books that have been banned in the last decade. The original version of this list can be found in WLT's censorship issue published in September 2006.Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007), banned in several U.S. states.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Detained. Ngugi wrote some of his best work in prison, on a roll of toilet paper, with a stub of pencil, and a dental infection, as he tried to make sense of his young country.
Crossing the Mangrove|Paperback
In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture