Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Author is mostly known for She was the first winner of the Caine prize for African writing Her novel "The Translator" was one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year in 2006 Leila’s works have been translated into twelve languages Her characters offer a very different portrayal of Muslim women as oppose... Continue Reading →

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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 →

How to read the air by Dinaw Mengestu

I didn’t know the existence of this author until last month when I attended the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. I had bought a VIP pass and attended all the events on the  “writing out of Africa” track. At that festival, I met and discussed with Nigerian author Yejide Kilanko (I reviewed her first... Continue Reading →

Winner Take all: China’s Race for resources by Dambisa Moyo

 We have all heard strange stories about China’s presence in Africa. From the New AU's- African Union- headquarter to a collapsing hospital in Angola. For instance, I am thinking of this story I read on New African - The biggest-selling panAfrican magazine in English- that Chinese expatriates were eating the stray cats and dogs of the... Continue Reading →

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