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 →

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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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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

This is my second time reading "So long a letter". It was mandatory in my secondary school, unfortunately, I can't recall the exact grade. I command the fact that this book was made mandatory in several french-speaking countries, but should 12 years old kids read this kind of book? In any case,  let's say that my  subsequent... 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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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 →

Noces Sacrees: Les Dieux Du Kouroulamini by Seydou Badian

Biographie de l'auteur Seydou Badian Kouyaté est un écrivain et homme politique malien. Après des études de médecine à l’université de Montpellier en France, il rentre au Mali. Proche du premier président Modibo Keïta, il écrit les paroles de l’hymne national, Pour l'Afrique et pour toi, Mali. Il est nommé ministre de la Coordination économique... Continue Reading →

Blue Met – Metropolis Bleue Festival

Quoi? Metropolis bleu est un organisme de charité qui a pour mission de réunir les gens de langues et de cultures diverses autour du plaisir de lire et d’écrire, permettant ainsi l’éclosion de la créativité et la compréhension interculturelle. La Fondation présente annuellement un Festival littéraire international et offre, tout au long de l’année, une gamme de programmes éducatifs et... Continue Reading →

Our year Buying Black by Maggie Anderson

Author is mostly known for Maggie Anderson is known for her campaign to buy only from black enterprises in 2009. Margarita Anderson and her family made history and dominated headlines as national media covered their year-long stand living exclusively off Black businesses, professionals, and products for an entire year.  This first-ever real-life case study in... Continue Reading →

Festival International Littéraire – FIL 2015 à Montréal

Quoi? LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA LITTÉRATURE (FIL) est le seul festival littéraire montréalais annuel de langue française, à caractère à la fois multidisciplinaire, national et international. À la fois producteur et diffuseur de manifestations littéraires, le FIL offre, à chacune de ses éditions, une programmation originale et audacieuse, dont l’excellence est tout à fait... Continue Reading →

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