African authors to watch?

The longlist for the annual  Etisalat Prize for Literature has just been announced – this is a prize for first time authors

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Weekend bookends -# 3

A weekly round up of miscellaneous literary news you may have missed. Literary Prizes Another prize was announced this week, this time

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Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Some novels can make you laugh; some can make you cry.  Just occasionally they can make you angry. There was

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Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey: Review

Sometimes reviewers’  quotes on the cover of a book do an great injustice to the novel and to the author.

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Sunday Salon: Exploring the Congo

Most of this week has been devoted to my journey into world literature, choosing the authors and books I want

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