Healing in the Homeland: A Conversation with Margaret Mitchell Armand

‘As a child in Haiti laying in my bed, I heard the Tams Tams of the Vodou drums beating all nights. These beats were telling the stories of my African ancestors, of their struggles, and their survival, their self determination and resistance to domination to keep their dignity. However, the Christian schooling system and the…

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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi: ‘Lets Tell This Story Properly’

Ugandan writer, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, came in first for the Commonwealth short story prize for Let’s Tell This Story Properly; a story, which she says, is one of immigration. The piece, in which “a Ugandan woman, Nnam, living in Manchester, finds her husband has ‘died in the bathroom with his pants down. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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I Only Want a Little Authenticity

While pointing to the western world’s interaction with so-called African literature, the piece below reviews ‘Search Sweet Country’, a book by a Ghanaian author. And how the release of the book takes us back to our roots and forward to an unexpected future. ……………………………………. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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From Okey Ndibe to Sarah Lotz: Six New Releases for 2014

In January, there are two new releases. Foreign Gods Inc., by Okey Ndibe, which is published by Soho Press, will be out January 16th. It tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New…

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Afrotorial’s List of the Best African Books of 2013

From Afrotorial.com: In 2013, we’ve read and enjoyed a clutch of new faces as well as some fascinating not-so-new ones. Here’s our breakdown of the best in African literature this year. Get your copies before Christmas – most are available on Amazon.com – and enjoy them through the holidays! Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Europe and the Price of Intervention in Libya

Horace Campbell is a Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University. His new book, Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya chronicles the experience of the intervention in Libya. The article below sums up the main arguments in the book which argues that NATO is itself an instrument of neoliberal capitalism;…

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