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In this monthly column English professor Annie Gagiano's discussion of noteworthy African texts (in English, or translated into English) introduces the geographically, thematically and socio-culturally diverse writing from this continent.

African Library: Intimate Strangers
Annie Gagiano
2014-03-04

Intimate Strangers has connections with social anthropological research. Annie Gagiano explains.

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Imagine Africa: Idealism and disillusionment in the imagining of Africa

Richard Jurgens

Imagine Africa, a collection of essays and literary pieces edited and introduced by poet, writer and activist Breyten Breytenbach, is the first in a projected series of volumes from the Gorée Institute ...

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African Library: Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Ethiopian author Maaza Mengiste

Annie Gagiano, Annie Gagiano

This recently published (2010) novel by an Ethiopian author re-envisions an earlier period of revolutionary activity in the more northern parts of our continent, viz the toppling in the early 1970s of the Emperor Haile Selassie ...

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Open Book Report: Earl Lovelace and Etienne van Heerden in conversation

Bibi Slippers

Earl Lovelace, celebrated author from Trinidad, and well-known South African author Etienne van Heerden took part in the Free the Word PEN Dialogue at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town on Thursday, 22nd September 2011.