The Memory of Love (a book review)

The Memory of Love is a heartbreaking story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances

A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar (a book review)

he Harrison School is not your average therapeutic boarding school. It is an ideal environment for anyone – not just students who battle with mental illness. Tiffany Gholar’s palpable descriptions of various rooms decorated in tones like amethyst purples, sapphire blues and emerald greens as well as descriptions of students having their own comfy bedrooms with medical staff always on call, made me wish this sanctuary actually existed

Woman at Point Zero (a book review)

“Woman at Point Zero” is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty end with her facing execution at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism... Reading for those who wish to understand why women still suffer at the hands of men and society

The Famished Road (a book review)

Okri's novel – the first part of a trilogy – brought forward his distinctive brand of magical realism, but it also raised questions about some of the conventions of Anglo-African postcolonial writing.

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die (A book review)

Izzo presents each lesson with heartfelt responses and anecdotes from these wise elders to illustrate how living each lesson has made them fulfilled and unafraid of death. “Just be yourself” has been the advice of every parent since Polonius. Izzo found that the simple phrase, “be true to yourself,” is the first secret.

Welcome to Lagos (a book review)

Welcome to Lagos casts an entertainingly scathing eye on many aspects of Nigerian society, from oil-hungry corporations to ambitious reporters and the rivalries among ethnic groups.

The Face: Cartography of the Void by Chris Abani

Part of a wonderfully eccentric series from Restless Books, Chris Abani’s exploration of his own face is a kind of mini-memoir, unpacking the histories, stories, and genealogies contained (and fetishized) inside this window to the soul. It’s a quick and easy read, a minor work by a major writer, though it will give you a good sense of why you should continue on and sample his poetry—Sanctificum, for example, is magnificent.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to release Book “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines”

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to release a book titled “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines.” Okonjo-Iweala made the announcement on her Twitter, revealing that it was “risky” for her to write the book.

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.

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