‘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.
Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah, who has just won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, has always been one of the world’s great writers – the Nobel award has simply confirmed this, says New African editor Anver Versi.
World-renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks to New African as part of our special report on African youth.
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.
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.
This novel by Kenyan poet, author and literary scholar Mukoma Wa Ngugi is the perfect balance between an appealing story, characters you like beyond their flaws and a feast of learning. Review by Gail Collins.