Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

Technically, this is a set of lectures by Professor Thiong’o on African renaissance and languages. The author presents the case for writing in African languages and the pride of African names. Also, there is a great discussion on what is needed for an African Renaissance. You would expect this to be a tedious read, but... Continue Reading →


13 books that will help you influence the destiny of your country

This article was originally published in They are 7 Billions human living on planet earth. Out of 7 Billions, 1 billion people are poor. Now, it is really important to agree on a common definition of poor. According to the UN, if you live on less than a dollar a day, you are very poor.... Continue Reading →

I am not really sure how I end up owning this book. All I know is that I had it when I moved to Canada in 2004.  So maybe it was a farewell gift from someone, I don't recall buying it. The author Aissatou Cisse is a Senegalese born author, an activist and a staunch... Continue Reading →

I happened to personally know this author. We met through an acquaintance here in Montreal. Saer is from Senegal and this is his first novel. This novel is a fiction based on reality. The characters are fictions but the events and places are very much real. Saer studied law at University Cheikh Anta Diop in... Continue Reading →

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