Lumiéres de Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou

Author is mostly known for Alain Mabanckou (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo; He is best known for his novels and non-fiction writing depicting the experience of contemporary Africa and the African Diaspora in France. Among the best known and most... 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 →

However Long the Night: Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph

Author is mostly known for She is the founder of Tostan, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) headquartered in Dakar, Senegal whose mission it is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on the respect of human rights. Others publications None. Author is not a full-time writer. Prizes/Awards   University of Illinois Alumni Humanitarian... Continue Reading →

There was a country by Chinua Achebe

  Author is mostly known for Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature Others publications  Novels Things Fall Apart (1958) No Longer at Ease (1960) Arrow of God (1964) A Man of the People (1966) Anthills of the Savannah (1987) Short stories Marriage Is A Private Affair... 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 →

From the baobab to the Saguaro by Rahmatou Seck Samb

This book is in French and, I don't think it will ever be translated in english - my personal opinion of course. That's a shame! Such a beautiful story about one of the oldest ethnic group of Senegal - The Lebus. I will not discuss the book  in great details, but I will, however  briefly comment on some interesting elements. For those... Continue Reading →

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