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Tag Archives | Africa’s Lit

Thanduxolo Buti Reviews Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward Bloomsbury, November 2017 Online Price: R188     Sing, Unburied, Sing is the fourth novel by bestselling and multi-award-winning author, Jesmyn Ward. It is a poignant tale that explores the dynamics of an African American family trying to survive while navigating racism, drugs, abuse and death. […]

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Q & A with Nancy Richards – Host of SAfm Literature

Nancy Richards

SAfm LITERATURE – closing chapter Q1. You present a literary delight on SAfm every Sunday. How do you continuously up your game in terms of exposing South Africans to the textured literary landscape? A – Yup, you’re right, it has been a delight to present a line-up of literati on SAfm each Sunday. When I […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Colour Me Yellow by Thuli Nhlapo

Colour Me Yellow

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 Colour Me Yellow Thuli Nhlapo Kwela Books, September 2017 Online Price: R246     Reading Colour Me Yellow, I felt like an adult watching helplessly over a child’s unfolding plight. A relentlessly heart-breaking story of rejection – first by Thuli’s own mother, then by society, because she is different – this […]

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Q & A with Abidjan Lit Collective

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Q: Tell us about #AbidjanLit – what’s it all about? Abidjan Lit is a movement of passionate readers based in Côte d’Ivoire but from diverse horizons. As we love to say, identities are complex and diverse. By saying Abidjan Lit, we are playing on words. Our Anglophone counterparts will say the T part and imagining […]

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Thanduxolo Buti Reviews Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Ghana Must Go

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Ghana Must Go Taiye Selasi Penguin Books, January 2014 Online Price: R189   He stares at the glittering, arrested by beauty, and knows what he knew all those winters ago: that when faced with a thing that is fragile in a world that is ugly and crushing and cruel the correct […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head

When Rain Clouds Gather

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 When Rain Clouds Gather Bessie Head Little Brown, August 2010 (originally published 1968) Online Price: R180     Bessie Head is one of southern Africa’s hidden gems. Like most people I was introduced to her because her books were part of my school’s syllabus – and since then I have long […]

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