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Reading like a racist.

Recently I read Half a Yellow Sun, and it got me thinking about Alexandra Fuller, another African writer – although she no longer lives in Africa, in case you’re wondering. 455 more words


Every generation must recognise and embrace the task it is peculiarly designed by history and providence to perform.

Chinua Achebe is one of Africa’s most prolific writers to be immortalised for ages to come.

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

Date Read: February 3rd 2015

Published: 1952

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Pages: 125

The Blurb 

*no blurb*

Review – ★★★ (3 stars) 587 more words

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My Shadow Jalada Prize Longlist

Two weeks ago, I decided to read and judge all the short stories in Jalada’s Afrofuture(s) anthology, my little side project to run in tandem with the official… 251 more words


Fear Factor: Part 2

Fear Breeds Insanity…

The Book of the Majar

Suzie Banjo stood in front of the mirror. She had taken her time to apply the right make-up in the most perfect proportions. 688 more words

A pioneer. A King.

One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual.

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When I was young like him, I thought no one could see me in London. I was free. But you can’t be free of yourself.

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