Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Africa’s Industrialization & Prosperity

In a new book titled “Africa’s Industrialization & Prosperity: From Esau Syndrome to Structural Adjustment Strategy,” renowned Ugandan journalist and editor David Ssepuuya combines personal anecdotes from several African countries with research and data from institutions like the World Bank, to show his concern that the occasional bubbles of growth on the continent never morph into prosperity.

Review of Jeffery Gettleman’s ‘Love, Africa’ Book by Francis Tapon

You might expect to read swashbuckling tales of Gettleman putting his life at risk in the name of getting a good story. Don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of that. You’ll also get a deeply personal book about his other major love: his wife, Courtenay Morris. Love, Africa reveals how they first met at Cornell University, their long-distance struggles, their marriage and their rocky moments.

The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi

Obi got home to find Ike asleep beside Nkechi while she watched television. Seeing the image of his family, the one he had consciously created, made it crystal clear to him that these two people were his main priority in life. This was his wife and his son, and he had chosen them. 

A Window on Europe

When Raskolnikov, the antihero of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment,meditates on the brutal murders he has committed, he wonders whether the city in which he lives, St. Petersburg, was somehow responsible...

Nigeria : A Failed State? by Robert Nwadiaru

Robert Nwadiaru introduces us to the present-day Nigeria, the African Giant, a country with infinite riches, both natural and human, yet which still struggles after more than half a century after the independence.

THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.