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Patrice Lumumba: Africa’s Lost Leader By Leo Zeilig

Posted 21 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Haus 2008-03-03 ISBN:978-1-905791-02-6 ‘Patrice Lumumba, murdered at the age of 35 in 1961, was prime minister of newly independent Congo for just seven months. The Belgian imperialists, desperate to eliminate him from history, shot him and dissolved his body in acid. As the news came out, mass demonstrations stormed Belgian embassies across the world. Malcolm […]

Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football by Grant Farred

Posted 20 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Temple University Press; 1 edition February 28, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-1592133741 “A fascinating exploration of a sporting obsession conducted across continents and political divides. Grant Farred’s narrative shows how sport both transcends and embodies politics, how close you can get and how far away you will always remain from your sporting heroes. Just as American businessmen […]

Dawn Dusk or Night A Year with Nicolas Sarkoz by Yasmina Reza

Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Knopf April 22 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0307269218 An enormous success in France and a media sensation around the world, Yasmina Reza’s Dawn, Dusk or Night will startle English-language readers with its utterly unorthodox (and candid and witty) portrait of a man in his quest for ultimate power. In 2006, Yasmina Reza, the most celebrated playwright in […]

Yalo by Elias Khoury

Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Archipelago Books Feb 2008 ISBN 978-0-9793330-4-0 In Khoury’s new novel, the reader is propelled into a fantastic universe of skewed reality and violent abandon. We follow the path of a young man, Yalo, who is growing up like a stray dog on the streets of Beirut during the long years of the Lebanese civil war. […]

A Conversation with J.P. Clark

Posted 12 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

J. P. Clark (Johnson Pepper Clark Bekederemo) is best known as one of Nigeria’s foremost anglophone poet and dramatist, however it was his controversial travelogue America, Their America that first catapulted him to fame in the 1960s. A scathing condemnation of American racism and superiority, the book chronicles his year spent in the US on […]

How Could you Believe A Story Like That by Stacy Hardy

Posted 12 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s Brief During the spring of 2007, Roberto Bolaño became a darling of the American literary media. The occasion was the first English publication of The Savage Detectives, and for a few months you could hardly open a newspaper or glossy magazine without finding a new exuberant review or essay appreciating the late Chilean author. […]

Revolution For Kids

Posted 12 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | 1 Comment

An investigation into / review of revolutionary, innovative and important children’s publishing house and projects – both living and extinct – on the continent. Leads include Dar El Fata El Arabi a children’s publishing house launched in Beirut 1974. Over the next decade, Dar El Fata—staffed by artists, designers, and writers devoted to bringing attention […]

Radical Essays on Nigerian Literatures Edited by G.G. Darah

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

African Books Collective, Oxford Published by Malthouse Press, Nigeria January 2008 9780232540 9789780232542 This anthology of essays brings together original critical comments on Nigerian literatures written in the 1970s and 1980s. It is a celebration of Nigeria’s contribution to the world’s heritage of letters. The twenty-three essays explore the fundamental role of the intelligentsia in […]

Cover Story A Visual History Of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Sean O’Toole

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | 1 Comment

Writer’s brief “I didn’t feel very enthusiastic that what I was doing is soon going to be a thing of the past. Because I have always thought of the continuation or the continuity of my story and that, even if new cultural forms come up, they will stand beside older forms. But that’s not an […]

A dreamscape of astonishment by Rustum Kozain

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s brief My Father’s Wives by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn was published by Arcadia Books May 2008 Upon his death the famous Angolan composer Faustino Manso left seven widows and eighteen children.  His youngest daughter, Laurentina, a filmmaker, tries to reconstruct the late musician’s turbulent life. In My Father’s Wives, […]

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