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.
Gail Collins presents a round-up of new and interesting developments in the world of African literature.
Abi Daré’s debut novel is not a comfortable read, but reviewer Gail Collins couldn’t put down this tale of a Nigerian girl whose life is dominated by lack of education, poverty and modern slavery.
African writers are still in the throes of getting their words firmly planted on the world’s literary map, but their remarkable talents are finally receiving the recognition they deserve. Gail Collins reports.
It would be very difficult to identify another writer who could tackle the subject of this book with the same passion, knowledge and authority as …