L’apparition d’une comète dans certaines croyances africaines est considérée comme un mauvais présage. Dans les années 60, apparut dans ce pays imaginaire une comète ayant la forme d’un sabre et n’était perceptible qu’à l’aube. Les gens avaient aussitôt lié cette apparition avec des événements douloureux. Effectivement, quelques temps après l’apparition de la comète, ce pays connut les événements pénibles de la guerre civile. Adouma, le personnage principal de l’histoire et fils de marabout a fréquenté les deux (...)
There is no denying the havoc HIV/AIDS has wrecked around the globe. The worst impact is seen in the developing world and in impoverished communities in the developed world. However, being HIV positive is not a death sentence. Why then do many still die from it? Denial is the Killer is a fictionalisation of the reality on why and how the persisting vestiges of HIV/AIDS devastation can be stopped.
ISBN 9789956764143 Pages 48 (...)
The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat is redolent with creativity, weaving folklore and faith into literary and historical memoir. It is a brilliant synthesis of collective historiography and personal autobiography. While dense with episodes of the author’s fascinating life in literature, Yoruba worldview sits at its heart, and spiritual, folkloric, creative and literary philosophies provide the text its backbone. Yoruba identity is disclosed convivial and shared. This is expansive (...)
Tori Shweet for Cameroon Pidgin English is a compendium of short stories written in Cameroon’s most widely spoken lingua franca commonly called Cameroon Pidgin English (CPE). The grassfields of Cameroon serves as the nursery where these culturally enriched stories are nurtured. The collection comprises animal trickster tales, bird survival tales and human-interest stories. In conformity with the philosophy of French novelist, Stendhal, this anthology of short stories is a mirror that (...)
The most appealing quality of the novel is its haunting and unusual prose that really ought to be termed poetry. But this is poetry with an added touch as it is also a narrative that weaves together many lives engrossed in the daily struggle for survival. There are no heroes or villains, just ordinary folk trying to make the most of extraordinary circumstances.
ISBN 9789956762422 Pages 238 Dimensions 203 x 127mm (...)
In Boundaries, Musang, from the Grassfields, falls in love with Etonde from the Coast. Although aware of some existing tension and unfounded mistrust between both camps, the couple is ready to marry when Etonde’s father, incredibly, rejects the marriage proposal at the last minute. Although traumatized, Musang, finally, deems the rejection a sign from heaven and so reconsiders a lingering vocation idea - the priesthood. Meanwhile, a devastated Etonde, now defiant of men, struggles on to (...)
Akli is an old man now. He is in prison. It is from there that he begins telling his story of the colonisation of Northern Africa. Of his village especially, Thadarth. It is a narrative of revolution, war, torture, dispossession, corruption, intolerance, betrayal, terrorism, religious extremism but, above all, resistance. A narrative of inevitability and loss. The loss of faith in a higher power. The loss of those closest to him, which he would endlessly try, in vain, to prevent since his (...)
“To say he loved her, or that he loves his parents, don’t get him anywhere closer to how he felt about her. He felt he was a part of her. He came from her. He wouldn’t know how not to love her. He doesn’t even use the term; “I love myself”, to describe the way he feels about himself. “I love myself”, could only be a polarity of, “I don’t love myself”. How he feels about himself can’t be put into words. How he loved his mother couldn’t be put into words like, “Oh yeh, I love her”. But that’s all that he (...)
Zimbabwe: The Urgency of Now, is a follow-up creative non-fiction book to Zimbabwe: The Blame Game. It goes further than The Blame Game and focuses on Zimbabwe in the GNU entity, the 2013 elections, post elections and post GNU Zimbabwe, and Now. They are a myriad number of problems, issues, limitations that still unbundles Zimbabwe’s push towards multiparty democracy, social justice, economic sanity and growth, and The Urgency of Now focuses on the solutions to these. It also tackles the (...)
Nyuma Ya Pazia inazungumzia ubadhirifu unaomhusisha rais na mawaziri wake katika nchi ya Mafuriko au Abracadabra. Rais akishirikiana na waziri mkuu walileta kampuni ya kigeni ya kuua wadudu ya Richmen kuwekeza kwenye kuzalisha umeme nchini Mafurikony; Richmen to invest in power generation in Mafuriko. Kupitia rushwa na ushawishi wa wakubwa hawa Richmen ilipata tenda na kutumika kama mrija wa kuibia mabilioni ya fedha za umma toka Benki Kuu. Wananchi walipogundua jinai hii waliiangusha (...)