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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: The Naked Gods by Chukwuemeka Ike
Annie Gagiano

"A prize-winning author in his country of origin and also king of an Aro town in Eastern Nigeria, Ike is an alumnus of Ibadan University and his writing has a sophisticated satirical edge."

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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 ...


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.