New Books on my radar

Qui est Petit Piment? Jeune orphelin de Pointe-Noire, Petit Piment effectue sa scolarité dans une institution catholique placée sous l’autorité abusive et corrompue de Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako. Arrive bientôt la révolution socialiste, les cartes sont redistribuées, et Petit Piment en profite pour s’évader avec des jumeaux à la brutalité légendaire, abandonnant ainsi son meilleur ami, qui refuse... Continue Reading →


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 →

2013 Under The Neem Tree best non-fiction books

I am a big fan of non-fiction works, maybe it is because I live in North America. You have probably heard, somewhere, that Americans (read also Canadians) are obsessed with non-fiction particularly self-help books. Well, it's true! We are! How I wish Africa was this way too? It would be wonderful to have a bunch of... Continue Reading →

Readers’ Top Ten on Image Nations

I was recently invited by Nana Fredua Agyeman of the blog Image Nations to participate in the Reader's Top ten series. Keep reading for my contribution. I reblog Nana 's post below. Book blogging has introduced me to several individuals I would not otherwise have met, either in person or in this virtual world. One... Continue Reading →

4 very strange books I recently read

Africa! This very name has so many stereotypes attached to it, that even writers and storytellers out of the continent can’t really escape it. So when you are an African author, you are expected to write a certain type of books. And that’s that! That’s what is expected of you, what African and non-African readers,... Continue Reading →

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