Books

Recruited from Nigeria to be a computer technician — then forced into prostitution in Italy

When Blessing Okoedion arrived in Italy from Nigeria, she met a woman she was told to call Madam Faith, who explained to her the work rules. First, she described the various types of police cars, and how she was supposed to run if any potential client opened their car doors because it was probably an undercover cop. “Clients don’t open their doors,” Faith told her. She was supposed to charge at least €20 (US$24) a person, though some might only pay €10 or €15. She must refuse nobody. ...Read More

‘Trevor Noah Born a Crime’

Trevor Noah is very well-known as a stand-up comedian. In recent times, his role as the host of the late-night show on Comedy Central called The Daily Show surely thrust him to a wider audience than before. In 2016, Trevor published and released his book, ‘Born a Crime’ that hinges on his stand-up style of message delivery, but his accounts here are raw and personal. The Trevor Noah book should be a good read, especially if you want an in-depth understanding of the apartheid era through the eyes of a person whose birth violated every rule on the land. ...Read More

This House Is Not For Sale – E.C. Osondu

An old house, a patriarch, and its numerous inhabitants with incredible pasts… ...Read More

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Ignatius Sancho, whose parents died on the slave ship on which he was born, had the good fortune later in life to receive a classical education courtesy of the Duke of Montagu. ...Read More

Power as the guest of time

“Power the Guest of Time” is a pocket size debut anthology of 26 poems by Fred Togarepi Makonese. ...Read More

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