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100 interviews!

WordMothers hit interview #100 with Lee Kofman yesterday, so I baked a cake to celebrate!

OK, that’s a lie. But we have birthdays in this house every 2.5 weeks for 3 months and while you might think it’s impossible to get sick of cake, you’d be wrong — and this is coming from someone with an abnormally high cake-consumption threshold. 232 more words

Writer Interview

Book Review: Nervous Conditions

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (ISBN: 978-0-9547023-3-5, Ayebia Clarke Publishing, Ltd., 2004) was first published in 1988, but escaped my notice for many years. 583 more words


National Poetry Month 2015 – 3 poems

National (USA) Poetry Month is slowly coming to an end! In honor of this month dedicated to poetry, I’ve decided to showcase some of my favorite poems. 737 more words

African Literature

Jão The Fox & The Mountain King

Jão The Fox & The Mountain King

“I’ve never seen a wild dog like you.. Or are you some kind of cat?”

“Kaa..?” squawked a little Starling perched upon a piercing rock face overlooking the dark pools of the dam at foot of the tall and proud Mount Macassar. 1,600 more words


SAY MY NAME: 12 QUESTIONS FOR IQUO EKE (A conversation with Su'eddie Vershima Agema)

How did you start writing? What’s your writing story and how has the journey been so far?

I started writing as a teenager whose thoughts were too energetic and indignant to be left within the delicate territory of my mind. 1,486 more words

New Nigerian Literature

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngūgī wa Thiong’o

Date Read: March 22nd 2015

Published: 2010

Publisher: Vintage Books

Pages: 256

The Blurb

Ngūgī wa Thiong’o is born the fifth child of his father’s third wife, in a family that includes twenty-four children to four different mothers. 632 more words

African Literature

Book review: Half of a Yellow Sun (by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Page count: 448 pages (US trade paperback)
My rating: 3/5 stars

Trigger warnings for the book: 601 more words

Book Review