AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers A review by Nerine Dorman

Title: AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers Edited by: Ivor W Hartmann Publisher: StoryTime, December 2012 Reviewer: Nerine Dorman It’s always gratifying to see literary offerings that give genre fiction’s upcoming talents more exposure; of all the continents, Africa presents us with a very different lens with which to view the world—especially refreshing for those of us who’ve … More AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers A review by Nerine Dorman

Abami Eda Uncovered

Book: Fela: This Bitch of a Life Author: Carlos Moore Publisher: Cassava Republic Perhaps Carlos Moore wrote Fela Anikulap-Kuti’s biography in the first person to show how close they were; whatever the reason, that decision made the book. “Fela: This Bitch of a Life” couldn’t have been written any other way. Reading this narrative, I … More Abami Eda Uncovered

African Delights: Delightfully African

  Book: African Delights Author: Siphiwo Mahala Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Jacana Media (January 1, 2012) Aslak Myre, who taught us creative non-fiction at the Farafina Trust creative writing workshop I was opportune to attend this year, stressed that literature is the peephole through which societies can be viewed and accessed. Only he did not say it … More African Delights: Delightfully African

Reconstructing the pride of place: Review of Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Odili Ujubuonu’s third novel “Pride of the Spider Clan” is a work of fiction unlike many of its time. The novel, which concludes the tale of an enterprising Aro clan that began in “Pregnancy of the Gods” and further found expression in “Treasure in the Winds”, may read like a work of fiction – which … More Reconstructing the pride of place: Review of Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan