Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head

Five words from the blurb: Botswana, outsiders, help, community, farming When Rain Clouds Gather is an African classic. It was […]

Not Without Flowers by Amma Darko

Five words from the blurb: women, Africa, dilemmas, confronting, social Not Without Flowers gives an insight into Ghanaian culture; raising interesting […]

Beneath the Darkening Sky by Majok Tulba

Shortlisted for 2013 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Five words from the blurb: child, soldiers, Africa, plight, resonates Beneath the Darkening Sky […]

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

 Shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize Five words from the blurb: shanty, dream, challenges, America, new We Need New Names begins […]

The Shadow Speaker – Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Five words from the blurb: 2070, mysticism, West Africa, survival, magical  Earlier this year Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu won the World Fantasy […]

Seven Houses in France – Bernardo Atxaga

 Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa Five words from the blurb: Congo, fortune, jungle, enslaved, kidnapping I hadn’t […]