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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#Bloggerstofollow on Twitter #AfricanLiterature

I am guilty of spending far more time than I should on twitter. Fortunately, i am following very interesting and informed bloggers. If you had only 3 bloggers to follow on twitter and your subject of predilection is African literature, I recommend these three. #BLOGGERSTOFOLLOW @kinnareads #FollowHer for anything #Feminist and #Ghana. I have learned a... Continue Reading →

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 →

Keeping Hope Alive – One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed By Hawa Abdi

Author is mostly known for Dr Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe is a Somali human rights activist and physician. She is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization. She created a refugee camp within her compound and shelter 90,000 lives not far from Mogadishu these last twenty years. Others publications  None. Author is... Continue Reading →

Rwanda Inc: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World

Author is mostly known for  Patricia Crisafulli is a creative writer and best-selling author. She is also the founder ofwww.FaithHopeandFiction.com, a free bi-monthly e-literary magazine. A collection of her essays and short stories, Inspired Every Day, will be published by Hallmark in March 2014. Andrea Redmond is a business consultant.Before being an independent consultant, Andrea Redmond... Continue Reading →

One day I will write about this place by Binyavanga Wainaina

Author is mostly known for Refusing the young global leaders awards/nominations He has a very distinctive style (personality and in his writing) He has come out as a homosexual recently Wainaina has collected over 13,000 recipes from around Africa and is an expert on traditional and modern African cuisines Others publications  "Discovering Home"" (short story,... Continue Reading →

The New Harvest : Agricultural Innovation in Africa By Calestous Juma

It took me a while to finish this book. Mainly because I had to take notes on several occasion, mark down a page, look up something on the internet or discuss an idea with someone. Every one of the 200-something pages are worth thinking about. That is why I hope that all policymakers in Africa have or... Continue Reading →

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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