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African Roar 2011 – A Review

African Roar 2011 – A Review

  Adunni, my iPad just bought me African Roar 2011, an anthology of stories written by fifteen African writers, and edited by Emmanuel Sigauke and Ivor Hartmann. I don’t think Adunni wasted our precious money but I expected more; I hope this is not my Christmas present.  Contrary to what the anthology implies, it is not … Continue reading African Roar 2011 – A Review

Helon Habila and The Granta Book of the African Short Story

Helon Habila and The Granta Book of the African Short Story

Adunni my iPad just bought me an e-book, “The Granta Book of the African Short Story” published byGranta and edited by the Nigerian writer Helon Habila. The book’s “Introduction” written by Habila alone is worth the price of the book. Adunni is happy. I am happy. It is an engaging, cerebral, thoughtful and comprehensive treatise on … Continue reading Helon Habila and The Granta Book of the African Short Story

Ikhide reviews Roses and Bullets by Akachi Ezeigbo

Ikhide reviews Roses and Bullets by Akachi Ezeigbo

I won’t lie, reading Adimora-Ezeigbo’s latest offering was pure torture. The book sent me to sleep each time I opened it on Adunni’s Kindle. I stopped reading it halfway; I won’t be back to it. Life is too short to be miserable.  I tried, I really did, but I could not get past the clinical … Continue reading Ikhide reviews Roses and Bullets by Akachi Ezeigbo