Gift recommendation for the book lover on your list

Everyone has a book lover in his christmas list. Finding a good book can be a very daunting task considering the billions of them in the market. With the help of this post, you will be able to pick confidently a very good book. In case, you didn’t notice, African writers are the ”saveur du... Continue Reading →


Le pagne noir by Bernard Dadie

 Author is mostly known for Bernard Binlin Dadié  is an Ivorian novelist, playwriter, poet, politician, journalist, activist, political prisoner, ex-minister of Culture and ex-administrator. In his writing, influenced by his experiences of colonialism as a child, Dadié attempts to connect the messages of traditional African folktales with the contemporary world. His humanism and desire for the equality and independence of Africans and their culture is... 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 →

Aya de Youpougon By Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie

When I was young, I was in love with comics literally. I manage to fuel this passion until my second year of university, I unfortunately had to drop it.  I  always felt that we african children were missing something: African comics. Our very own comics with our stories and people we recognize. Thank god, I... Continue Reading →

In the Country of No Men By Hicham Matar

 Author is mostly known for His debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize In the Country of Men received accolades from writers including J. M. Coetzee, Anne Michaels and Nadeem Aslam It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award 2006 "In the Country of Men" has been translated into 22 languages Matar's short story, "Naima", was included in The... Continue Reading →

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