Following a phenomenally successful 2021 for African writers, this year is also shaping up as another bumper harvest. Gail Collins reviews works from seasoned pens as well as those fresh to publication.
This book should be compulsory reading for students not only all over Africa but throughout the West, says New African editor Anver Versi.
‘Then a Wind Blew’ tells the story of Zimbabwe’s independence war through the voices of three women. It is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand those times.
In his first novel in 47 years, Wole Soyinka is back to his unique style, with an unflinching look at the often absurd complexities of life in Nigeria that is also a rollicking whodunit.
The First Woman by Jennifer Makumbi is a beautiful book for women, about women, that should be read by all men who would like to understand women.
Part poem and part workbook, Son of the Nile by Teddy Warria captivates us with a rich tapestry of the Kenyan entrepreneur’s colourful life, says reviewer Anne Pratt.