Francesca Ekwuyasi: Interview
by Nicole Dennis-Benn Francesca Ekwuyasi’s debut novel, Butter Honey Pig Bread, is an evocative, lyrical tale of three Nigerian women—a mother and her two daughters whose relationship is ripped apart by a terrible event that would take years to overcome. We follow Kambrinichi—the troubled matriarch who believes she is an obanje— a spirit child in…
50 Books By African Men That Everyone Should Read: Part 2 | bookshy
50 Books By African Men That Everyone Should Read: Part 2 Back in July, I got to work with Dele Fatunla, the editor for Royal African Society’s Gateway for Africa blog
Bridgett M. Davis: Interview
by Kim Coleman Foote Bridgett M. Davis insists she’s “so not a Superwoman” but rather a careful planner. That, she says, is how she has successfully held several demanding careers in three decades.
Is African Identity Really Out of Fashion? | Brittle Paper
Wanuri Kahiu is a brilliant filmmaker. Pumzi, her post-apocalyptic sci-fi short film, was screened at Sundance
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Alfred A. Knopf Review by Colleen Lutz Clemens It’s been four years since the 2009 publication of Chimamanda Adichie’s stunning short story collection The Things Around Your Neck.
There Was a Country by Achebe | NYT
There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe by Adam Nossiter Rumors of Nigeria’s demise have been somewhat exaggerated. This turbulent and magnetic African megastate endures despite its intense regional, religious and
Helon Habila, Publisher? | Sunday Trust
Commonwealth and Caine Prize winning writer, Helon Habila has been in Nigeria
Chimamanda Adichie: Interview
by A. Naomi JacksonMosaic #17 – Winter 2007 She was born in Enugu and grew up in Nsukka; her father was Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Before she had even undertaken her first degree, Adichie had already published a collection of poetry, Decisions, seen her play For Love of Biafra performed, and received…