Books

West Africa meets the West in work of Chigozie Obioma

A little more than a decade ago Chigozie Obioma arrived in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to study, and while he was there he found a story. Obioma flew to the Mediterranean island from his home in Nigeria, and met a young man who had been swindled, a not-uncommon occurrence there. ...Read More

Why does storytelling mean so much to Africans?

Long before written texts became popular and commonplace, Africans had a huge appetite for stories passed on in the oral tradition. These stories could take any form, such as folktales, myths, fables, epic histories, proverbs or sayings, and legends. ...Read More

40 years in the desert by Thembelani Ncube

The book, ‘40 Years in the Desert: When Trouble Runs You to Purpose’ unveils the life of Moses from the age of three months when he was left in a reed basket to the time he slipped from the gloss of Egypt to the dusk of the desert. The narrations from the beginning to the end of this eight-chapter book, focus on moving from one’s comfort zone to success and the essence of trusting in God during such times. ...Read More

Seven Books By African Authors That You Should Read

In a speech titled “The African Renaissance, South Africa and The World” at the United Nations University, in 1998, Thabo Mbeki said: “Unless we are able to answer the question ‘Who were we?’ we will not be able to answer the question ‘What shall we be?’” ...Read More

‘The Alchemists of Kush’ by Minister Faust

Critically acclaimed author Minister Faust returns with his fourth novel, ‘The Alchemists of Kush’. Set in both modern-day Edmonton, Canada and ancient Sudan, this speculative fiction novel follows the path of two boys who must harness ancient knowledge in order to combat a great evil. ...Read More

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