The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan

Author is mostly known for Her second novel - Half-Blood Blues, won the prestigious Canadian  Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 , and received shortlist honours for both the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. The book also was a nominee for the 2011 Governor General's Awards and the 2011 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Others publications  Half Blood Blues Prizes/Awards  Winner of... Continue Reading →


The New ambitions of New Delhi towards Africa : On India and Africa By Alioune Ndiaye

I have got the privilege to be invited as a panelist on the launch of this very important book. Basically, I had to discuss the book with the author the way I usually do in this blog except that, it was interactive, since I had the author in front of me. I reproduced part of... Continue Reading →

3 Young Afro-Canadians writers you should know in 2013

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AFROKANLIFE.COM Black people, in General, have been in Canada for over four centuries. Although they have been contributing greatly to Canadian cultural, social and political life, the literary offering has been quite limited in the past. Fortunately, black literature from the US was and is still widely available in... Continue Reading →

The Book of Negroes By Lawrence Hill

First of all, I have to say that this book just blow my mind. I haven't read a lot of slavery inspired novel in my life but this one will forever be close to my heart. I really enjoyed reading it all the way through. Who is the author? Lawrence is a half black, canadian... Continue Reading →

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