A young black woman and a young white man return from exile in London. A human rights lawyer searches for a missing comrade and his own redemption. An ex-South African Defence Force soldier descends into the carnage of the civil war in KwaZulu-Natal. Their lives will be set on an inevitable, but unexpected, collision course.
Chinua Achebe will be really missed. Not because of Things Fall Apart, but despite. There were many words of wisdom he wrote during his illustrious career that should not be lost in grief. He was the one who opined “If you want to plunder your neighbour’s house, first hire a good storyteller”. He was right.
“Africa is a continent filled with mineral wealth. Its land mass can produce more than enough food to feed its growing population. Africa’s cultural and historical roots span thousands of years. The descendants of African people who now live in Australia, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific are awakening to
As United Nations Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006, Kofi Annan was at the center of some of the most tragic political events in modern times. In this memoir, published in September by Penguin Press, Annan reflects on some of these events – the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the American-led invasions of the
After a long silence, (the late) literary icon Achebe returned to the scene with this long awaited memoir, released in October 2012 and published by Penguin Press HC. There Was a Country centers around the defining experience of Achebe’s life – the tragic Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970. The
More than anything, Amina wants to lose her loose tooth while visiting her family in Mali, West Africa. Only then can she put it under a gourd for the African tooth fairy, who will exchange it for two chickens! Happily this happens, and even better, the chickens lay eggs. But will the eggs hatch before