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A rich harvest of African writing talent in 2022

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.

Soyinka at his searing best

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.

Review: A Son of the Nile by Teddy Warria

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.

Review: At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

David Diop’s novel gives a merciless yet poignant insight into the experience of West Africans who served, died or had their lives changed forever in the brutal trenches of World War I. Review by Gail Collins.