Nigeria: Nigerwives to Raise Funds for Lagos Braille Centre On Nov 23
[Guardian]AN association of foreigners married to Nigerians, NIGERWIVES, Lagos Branch, is staging its inaugural fundraiser to upscale its Braille Book Production Centre on Victoria Island, tagged 'Awareness Fundraiser', will hold at the Radisson Blu, on Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Namibia: MCA Cancels N$6 Million Book Tender
[Namibian]THE Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia was forced to cancel a tender worth N$6 million for library books at the last minute due to late delivery by a contractor from Botswana.
Zimbabwe: Influence of Orature On African Literature
[The Herald]LITERATURE, like orature, as coined by the Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu, is influenced by culture, which is the pivot upon which societies are perched. Pre-literate societies, which by definition are devoid of any written literature are enriched by their varied oral traditions; folk epics, folklore, proverbs and folksong.
Zimbabwe: Exhuming Zimunya's Endearing Poetry
[The Herald]MUSAYEMURA Bonas Zimunya's contribution to Zimbabwe and Africa's literary terrain is huge. While the author is mostly known for his poetry, he has also written a number of prose works like the short story collection Night Shift (1993) and the critical work Those Years of Drought and Hunger: The Birth of African Fiction in English in Zimbabwe (1982).
Zimbabwe: Decolonising the Mind
[Zimbabwe Standard]When I went to University and chose to study English Literature (to the dismay of my family and friends) I was a lost soul.
Zimbabwe: Liberation Not an Event, but a Process
[The Herald]MAYOMBE by Pepetela is a must-read book for anyone in search of a better understanding of the dynamics of liberation movements in Africa particularly in Angola where the guerrilla movement was a melting pot for various people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds united by the need to dislodge the Portuguese colonial establishment.