Whistling by E.C. Osondu

I wanted to go to school. It was not for any grand reason. It was not because of the school uniform-blue khaki shorts and a white shirt. It was not because of the marching school band which was so impressive that one could feel the dull thud of the bass drum in the stomach as it went dumdumdum and the children swinging their arms rightleftrightleft gleefully as they marched to the singing of – Today is bright and bright and gay oh happy day of joy. I simply wanted to go to school to learn how to whistle. My cousin … Continue reading Whistling by E.C. Osondu

“Behold The Dreamers” by Imbolo Imbue || A Review

  Page count: 400pp Author: Imbolo Imbue Publisher: Random House   A CIRCLE OF PACE AND NEAR-PERFECTION… The pace in Imbolo Mbue’s debut is mind-blowing. In  my many years of reading, I have read only a handful of books that are as deeply affecting and fast paced with a beautifully designated suspense as this novel. Behold The Dreamers grabs your attention from the first page down to the last. It is deeply engrossing. Behold The Dreamers centers on the tale of a family of three living in New York: Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant comes to the United States to … Continue reading “Behold The Dreamers” by Imbolo Imbue || A Review

A Compelling Masterpiece: Review Of “HOMEGOING” By Yaa Gyasi

At one point in Yaa Gyasi’s epic novel, perhaps towards the end, I arrived at two thoughts. The first was that this artful novel won’t take long to have itself registered as a classic. The second thought came as a question: who will read Homegoing and not believe Yaa Gyasi is a gifted storyteller? Esi, one of the unforgettable characters in Homegoing proclaims in the early pages of the novel, “you are a fine storyteller”, and somehow her expression, like a surefire, endures through the remaining pages. Esi’s words, as it stands, reveal the appreciative portrait of the novel, the … Continue reading A Compelling Masterpiece: Review Of “HOMEGOING” By Yaa Gyasi

We Are All Blue by Donald Molosi (A Review)

We Are All Blue is an artful compression of Botswanan history. Almost everything you need to know about that country is in it. How Donald Molosi manages to compress these things marvels me. We Are All Blue is a collection of two plays: Blue, Black and White and Motswana: Africa, Dream Again. The first play is based on Botswanan formative realities. It is also about the love story of Sir Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama, the founding president and first lady of the country. This is a very troubled love story as it is triumphant. Lady Ruth is white … Continue reading We Are All Blue by Donald Molosi (A Review)

LIVE! Book Tour of Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon

Welcome to the online book tour of Nike Campbell-Fatoki’s Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon. During this live book tour, the author will be reading from the book and we will have the opportunity to read an excerpt of the book. Also, the author will be stopping by the site and responding to all of your questions. Please drop them in the comment box. At the end of the reading, a draw will be made on the comments and a winner of the book giveaway will be picked. This reading will be so much fun. Let the reading begin now! Listen … Continue reading LIVE! Book Tour of Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon

Call for Submissions: Afridiaspora’s Maiden Anthology

Afridiaspora, a pan-African literary webzine focused on showcasing beautiful African stories written by African writers at home and in the diaspora is pleased to announce a call for submission of our maiden edition of a quarterly anthology. We seek to bring together under an umbrella, amazing works of a particular theme from different parts of Africa. For our maiden edition, we have chosen the inexhaustible theme of ‘My Africa, My CITY’.  We seek stories and arts that showcase the colourful cities of Africa. City could mean several things. From growing up to striking out as an adult, from memories of … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Afridiaspora’s Maiden Anthology

Book Tour Announcement: “Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon” by Nike Campbell-Fatoki

Hello readers, you are invited to the online book tour of Bury Me Come Sunday by Nike Campbell-Fatoki on the 18th of this month. This book is published by Quramo Publishing. This is part of a series of book tours across several blogs that will be running from the 15th, tomorrow, to 19th of August, 2016. On the 18th, Afridiaspora will be featuring a book excerpt of the book and audio recordings of Nike Campbell-Fatoki reading from her book. Come here on the 18th. There will be time for questions. The author will be responding to all answers live. Also, there will … Continue reading Book Tour Announcement: “Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon” by Nike Campbell-Fatoki