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 →

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Under The Neem Tree Best books of 2014

2014 was a very hectic year for me. However, I manage to read a bunch of very interesting books. My only regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to read any 2014 new releases.I will hopefully get that opportunity in 2015. The books that made it to this list inspired me, educated me and entertained me. For... Continue Reading →

My passion for reading is not dead – Part I

My passion for reading is not dead yet. However, I have neglected writing for quite some time now.  I sincerely  apologize to this blog's readers. Lots of things have been going on lately. Some people would simply said life happened. In the last twelve months,I got married in Africa. Now I don’t need to explain... 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 →

What I read in the first half of 2013 and where I am heading for the rest of the year

We are in June! God, Time flies. I remember January like it was yesterday. My Reading Report: What did I read in the first half of the year? I have separated  my list per genre: Non-Fiction Business Winner Take All By Dambisa Moyo Poor Economics: A radical Rethinking on how to fight poverty By Esther Duflo... Continue Reading →

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2013 is a defining year in my "reading life". Why is that? Because in 2013, plenty of books are about immigrants – first and second generation.  I have been wondering for quite some time now, when we will get past writing about colonialism, neo-colonialism and write more about the daily lives of  Diaspora's people or... Continue Reading →

‘Ghana must go’ and ‘Americanah’ : The Afropolitans Books Everyone is Talking About

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN AFROKANLIFE.COM In the literary word, two young African writers are creating a lot of buzz this spring. Indeed, two new books are being released and it’s all about Afropolitans and their relation to the motherland. 1-Ghana must go by Taiye Selasi released March 2013 “Ghana Must Go is at once... Continue Reading →

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