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Are Novels on Africa Offering Us Poverty-Porn?

What comes to mind when I say “Africa”? Is it the dressless child with flies all over his face? Maybe a woman thin as only problematic anorexic models can be, … Continue reading

27 August 2015 · 2 Comments

What makes a ‘real African’? | Maaza Mengiste | Comment is free | The Guardian

It seems that every new writer with any remote connection to the continent of Africa, either willingly or unwillingly, has first to wrestle with this question of identity before talking about … Continue reading

31 July 2015 · Leave a comment

And the 2015 Caine Prize winner is… Namwali Serpell!

Originally posted on African Book Addict!:
A big congratulations to Zambia’s Namwali Serpell for winning the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing!! Namwali Serpell is the 16th winner of the Caine Prize, which…

8 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Ever Heard of the Virginity Test?

I have heard and watched scaring things about the treatment of women when it comes to their virginity. Some information were passed to me through the Iranian literature which I … Continue reading

26 May 2015 · 6 Comments
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