South Africa: The Yearning That Makes You Question Your Dreams
[The Daily Vox] Mohale Mashigo's book, The Yearning, is one that takes the reader on a journey into the life of a young woman who has an endless yearning. The novel provides various possibilities for this yearning, and is set in the dusty streets of Soweto and Pietersburg, and the breathtaking city of Cape Town. SIMONE MATIKA reviews the novel.
South Africa: Bongani Madondo, Throwing Daggers From the Corners
[Daily Maverick] A decade after his debut, Hot Type, Bongani Madondo is back with Sigh, the Beloved Country. Put down what you're doing, pick up the book, and back carefully into a comfortable chair. Now take a deep breath. You're going to need it. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
Zimbabwe: Romanticism and Zimbabwean Literature
[Zimbabwe Standard] Romanticism was arguably the largest artistic movement of the late 1700s in Europe. Its influence was felt across continents and through every artistic discipline, and many of its values and beliefs can still be seen in contemporary poetries. Unfortunately, Romanticism is not a popular subject as a literary subject in Zimbabwe.
Kenya: Hustle and Bustle of Life in Nairobi
[East African] Books have been written about Nairobi over the years that have tried to capture the nitty gritty, the highs and lows of the life of the inhabitants of this huge city.
Nigeria: NBFT Vows to Encourage Reading, Despite Harsh Economy
[This Day] In spite of the harsh economic situation in the country, which has adversely affected companies involved in importation of raw materials and end-products within the book industry, the Nigerian Book Fair Trust (NBFT) has said it will not relent in its crusade to get Nigerians back on track of reading.