Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

I love this short novel which is narrated by Dr. Morayo Da Silva. We witness her interactions with her neighbors and strangers in the streets of  San-Francisco where she stayed alone. She has very interesting friends. Some you would not even expect.

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12e Journée du Livre Haitien

La Journée du livre haïtien est un salon du livre qui se déroule durant une journée. Les livres exposés au grand public sont publiés par des auteurs haïtiens ou portant sur la culture haïtienne.

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Festival de Littérature jeunesse de Montreal – 11 aout 2019

Le Festival de Littérature Jeunesse de Montréal (FLJM) a pour mission de promouvoir le plaisir de la lecture et de l’écriture chez les jeunes.

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10 must-read African Romance Novels

I have recently read several african romance novels that I would like to share with you my beloved readers.  I strongly recommend these novels that are very easily available on the web. Some of these books, I have read years back, while others I have completed quite recently. Romance is my choice of novel to... Continue Reading →

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Le ventre de L’atlantique par Fatou Diome

Author is mostly known for Née en 1968 dans l’île de Niodor au Sénégal, Fatou Diome est élevée par sa grand-mère. Romancière, elle vit en France depuis 1994 où elle enseigna à l'Université de Strasbourg et anima Nuit blanche, une émission culturelle mensuelle de télévision. Connue pour son roman à succès Le Ventre de l’Atlantique, publié en 2001, elle... Continue Reading →

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Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

Author is mostly known for Ishmael Beah, born on 23 November 1980, is a Sierra Leonean author and human rights activist who rose to fame with his acclaimed memoir, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. He moved to the United States in 1998 and finished his last two years of high school at the United Nations International School in New... Continue Reading →

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Wizard of Crow by N’gugi Wa Thiong’o

Author is mostly known for 1.He renouces his christian and colonial name “James” and adopts N’gugi 2.He renounces writing  in english in favour of writing in  Gikuyu. However, his work is translated in english 3. He has been in political exile for more than 20 years in the United States Others publications  Plays The Black... Continue Reading →

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My passion for reading is not dead – Part I

My passion for reading is not dead yet. However, I have neglected writing for quite some time now.  I sincerely  apologize to this blog's readers. Lots of things have been going on lately. Some people would simply said life happened. In the last twelve months,I got married in Africa. Now I don’t need to explain... Continue Reading →

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Ramadan Challenge 2014

The Ramadan Challenge is back for a second year! Last year was incredible for me, I discovered so many talented writers hailing from North Africa. So I figured why not do it a second time, right? Last year, I was very optimistic and  challenge myself to read 7 books for the whole month. This year,... Continue Reading →

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Broken glass by Alain Mabanckou

I have to admit that I discovered Alain Mabanckou only this year, 2013! He has been writing since the 80s, so I don’t really understand how I had never heard of him.  Plus, he is amongst the best known and most successful writers in the French language. And...I am francophone! ouch.... So much for being  a so-called... Continue Reading →

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So long a letter by Mariama Ba

Mariama Ba's novel touches on very profound issues that are still relevant to my generation of women. This is a very important read for all feminist.

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Thread of Gold Beads By Nike Campbell-Fatoki

First of all, I would like to thank the person who bought this book to my attention.  May God Bless you and your children for several generations. I am being a bit dramatic here, but it's only because I really love this book. The only two things I knew about Benin, before, was Cotonou and... Continue Reading →

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2013 is a defining year in my "reading life". Why is that? Because in 2013, plenty of books are about immigrants – first and second generation.  I have been wondering for quite some time now, when we will get past writing about colonialism, neo-colonialism and write more about the daily lives of  Diaspora's people or... Continue Reading →

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How to read the air by Dinaw Mengestu

I didn’t know the existence of this author until last month when I attended the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. I had bought a VIP pass and attended all the events on the  “writing out of Africa” track. At that festival, I met and discussed with Nigerian author Yejide Kilanko (I reviewed her first... Continue Reading →

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Nothing comes close: a love story with an african twist by Tolulope Popoola

Now, I have to review this book…what review? I love everything about this novel. I don’t care what they say. Seriously, I will have to hunt down for any prior work of Ms Popoola. This is totally my kind of reading. I am a hopeless romantic, who likes to read chick lit and harlequin-style books,... Continue Reading →

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‘Ghana must go’ and ‘Americanah’ : The Afropolitans Books Everyone is Talking About

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN AFROKANLIFE.COM In the literary word, two young African writers are creating a lot of buzz this spring. Indeed, two new books are being released and it’s all about Afropolitans and their relation to the motherland. 1-Ghana must go by Taiye Selasi released March 2013 “Ghana Must Go is at once... Continue Reading →

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Reading Report – First half of 2018

What are we reading these days? My objective this year is 60 books. I barely have 2 months left till the end of the year. And things are not looking good. However, I am confident I am gonna make it. 29 to go yay! Here is the complete list: My Top book so far: What are... Continue Reading →

Impressions – Librairie Ephemere

Présentée par le Groupe Banque TD, Impressions est une exposition de livres, vinyles et illustrations rappelant l’importante contribution des Noirs au patrimoine culturel et intellectuel mondial. L'exposition se tiendra du 10 au 17 février 2017 à Montréal, durant le  Le Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs / Black History Month. Elle permettra aux visiteurs de découvrir et... Continue Reading →

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