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Ths Thing Called soul Music by Khulile Nxumalo

Posted 10 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s Brief A Song for Donny Hathaway 978-0-8203-3097-6 March 2008 University of Georgia Press A deft and daring imagining of the turbulence in a gifted musician’s life and music. Reviews “Ed Pavlic shapes the ineffable (some call it Duende, some call it Soul) into a language haunting the borders of the sayable and unsayable, the […]

The Whistler by Ondjaki

Posted 10 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Aflame Books First published: February 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0-9552339-7-5 A stranger wafts into a village with no name and sets to whistling as he wanders idly through the church, hypnotising the doves in the rafters and bringing the priest to tears with his haunting tune. Thus begins a week of whispers and gossip that culminates in […]

The usefulness of forgetting M. Neelika Jayawardane

Posted 10 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s brief Amputated Memory by Werewere Liking Translated by Marjolijn de Jager. Afterword by Michelle Mielly. ISBN: 978-1-55861-555-7 Publication Date: 12-01-2007 Publisher: Feminist Press Pinned between the political ambitions of her philandering father, the colonial and global influences of encroaching and exploitive governments, and the traditions of her Cameroon village, Halla Njoké recalls childhood traumas […]

City Futures by Edgar Pieterse

Posted 05 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Confronting the Crisis of Urban Development ISBN: 9781842775417 May 2008 Zed Books Cities are the future. In the past two decades, a global urban revolution has taken place, mainly in the South. The ‘mega-cities’ of the developing world are home to over 10 million people each and even smaller cities are experiencing unprecedented population surges. […]

Threatening The Hormonal Stability Of Imbeciles by Stacy Hardy

Posted 05 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s brief Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya New Directions Publishing Corporation May 2008 ISBN 978-0-8112-1707-1 Senselessness, acclaimed Salvadoran author Horacio Castellanos Moya’s astounding debut in English, explores horror with hilarity and electrifying panache. A boozing, sex-obsessed writer finds himself employed by the Catholic Church (an institution he loathes) to proofread a 1,100 page report on […]

Ak-47: the Story of a Gun by by Michael Hodges

Posted 01 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

MacAdam / Cage; 1St Edition edition April 11, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-1596922860 Invented by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947, the AK47 assault rifle was adopted by the Soviet army, subsequently became “the icon of Third World revolution,” and now serves as “the brand leader for international terrorism.” In a lively but chilling investigative history, British journalist Hodges […]

Nights of the Creaking Bed by Toni Kan

Posted 01 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

ISBN: 97897848518-1-7 2008 Cassava Republic Nights of the Creaking Bed is full of colourful characters involved in affecting dramas: a girl who is rejected in love because she has three brothers to look after; a middle aged housewife who finds love again but has an impossible decision to make; a young man who can’t get […]

Fanon by John Edgar Wideman

Posted 01 January 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) February 2008 ISBN-13:     978-0-618-94263-3 Widemans fascinating new novel weaves together fiction, biography, and memoirto evoke the life and message of Frantz Fanon, the influential author of “TheWretched of the Earth” and acute critic of racism and oppression.  The novel is disguised as the project of a contemporary African American novelist, […]

Discoveries Of Timbuktu by Ciraj Rassool

Posted 25 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s brief The Meanings of Timbuktu – Shamil Jeppie, Souleymane Bachir Diagne (eds) HSRC Press (free download) ISBN 13 978-07969-2204-5 2008 “Salt comes from the north, gold from the south, but the word of God and the treasures of wisdom are only to be found in Timbuktu.” – 15th-century Malian proverb In a joint project […]

How To Write About Africa by Boniface Mongo-Mbousa

Posted 22 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s Brief In 1968—the year of the Paris Uprising—Malian writer Yambo Ouologuem found fame with the publication of his novel Le Devoir de Violence, an African epic drenched in blood, chronicling a history of cruelty and human treachery. The novel won the Prix Renaudot and established its author as a vital voice in contemporary African […]

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