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Review – In the House of the Interpreter
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s new memoir charts his life as a young man facing, and personally resolving, the contradictions he finds in being part of a colonial African elite.
An Interview with Uche Umez
The Nigerian writer and poet discusses the challenges facing the arts and political expression in Nigeria, and the country's growing desensitisation to tragedy.
Review – There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe
In his book about the Biafran war, Achebe veers towards partisan politics rather than a personal memoir or balanced retelling of the history.
Review – Daughters Who Walk This Path
Yejide Kilanko, whose debut novel explores the persistence of status quo in Nigeria's patriarchal society, talks to Think Africa Press.
Review – Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War
Full of revealing conversations with locals, Ben Rawlence's thoughtful and absorbing new book offers an alternative picture of the DRC.
Wainaina: One Day I Will Find My Voice
Despite Kenyan Writer Binyavanga Wainaina’s successes and the publication of his first book, he is still uncomfortable and struggles to find his voice.
The Caine Prize: Is There Such a Thing as 'African Writing'?
This year’s Caine Prize highlights the need to question the notion of ‘African writing’ if stereotypes of the continent are to be challenged.
Speaking About Africa: The Danger of a Single Story
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
Review: One Day I Will Write About This Place
Binyavanga Wainaina's new autobiography is funny and flawed in equal measure.
Review: The Granta Book of The African Short Story
A new collection challenges the "obsession" of African literature with national politics.
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