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I live, I suffer, I am here - J.M. Coetzee

“I live, I suffer, I am here. With cunning and treachery if necessary, I fight against becoming one of the forgotten ones of history. I am a spinster with a locked diary but I am more than that. 46 more words


African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou

Gregoire Nakobomayo with a decayed childhood as a ‘picked up’ child, abandoned. Gregorio swears to committing the ultimate atrocity – murder, the idea of this heinous act obsesses him. 210 more words


New publications: Narrating the Postcolonial Nation and Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. 591 more words

Hispanic Studies

"African Literature Is Boring" by David Iruoje

Reading is a tonic. Its one of the best things anyone can engage in. It strengthens the mind, educates, informs and can always give you an excellent command of the spoken English assuming you are not one of those readers who has a steel wall built around their minds. 556 more words

Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi

When shall I see my home?

Here I am
Traversing from here to there
Swallowing sweet sounds
Spat from sour tongues
I was told
Shocking super stories… 180 more words


With high hope, I mope
at heaps of flies
mobbing fresh kegs of palmwine
fetched from tall trees
older than her tappers,
trees as old as countless centuries. 37 more words


Women Are Different by Flora Nwapa

Date Read: June 10th 2014

Published: 1992

Publisher: Africa World Press (African Women Writers Series)

Pages: 138

The Blurb

Women are Different… 446 more words

African Literature