About Homegoing Winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times 2016 Notable Book One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016 NPR’s Debut Novel of the Year One of Buzzfeed’s Best Fiction Books Of 2016 One of Time ‘s Top 10 Novels of 2016 “ Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British…
Books beginning with WE-NEED-NEW-NAMES | The Booker Prizes
We Need New Names | NoViolet Bulawayo - The Man Booker Prizes. Book Club read. Darling is an amazing narrator, we are with her in Zimbabwe, never named, and in Michigan.. Which one is her home? Her response to someone mentioning a food she enjoyed when times were better was familiar to me. The rest of the story was not and opened new horizons to me.
Five of my all-time favourite African novels (well, six) – Afri-love
Ever since I took a world literature class in university, and loved pretty much every book we read that term, I've been reading more world than 'conventional'/'mainstream'/out-of-this-world? literature. Yes, sometimes these terms get out of control. To be clearer, I've dedicated most of my reading effort towards reading literature from the so-called developing world and … Continue reading "Five of my all-time favourite African novels (well, six)"
KENYA: book, Weight of Whispers by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is a Kenyan writer who was educated at Jomo Kenyatta University and the University of Reading. She won the Caine Prize for the story Weight of Whispers, which considers an aristocratic Rwandan refugee in Kenya.