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Reading List: August 2017

By on August 7, 2017

 

This is the eight edition of the reading list and so far so wonderful. I think one of the things that the reading list has…

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Ed Sheeran: Bibia Be Ye Ye

By on August 4, 2017

Bibia Be Ye Ye translated into English from the Ghanaian language Twi means “Everything will be alright”

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Reading List: July 2017

By on July 4, 2017

There is a bit of a gender imbalance in this month’s reading list. All but one of the books featured are written by women….

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Hercule Poirot. The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie

By on June 30, 2017

It is the final day of my 30 Days of Short Story Collection showcase and coming at the rear is a collection from one…

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The Girl Who Can And Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo

By on June 29, 2017

Ama Ata Aidoo’s best known work is Our Sister Killjoy and it was in reading this, that I was first introduced to her work….

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Voice of America by E.C. Osondu

By on June 28, 2017

E.C. Osondu writes boldly and creates characters whose flaws he is not afraid to highlight and that is what makes you fall in love…

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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

By on June 27, 2017

I am enthralled by Ms. Arimah’s writing. A newcomer to the literary scene, I had read her short stories in literary journals and was…

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The Prophet of Zongo Street by Mohammed Naseehu Ali

By on June 26, 2017

I will always remember the moment when I first discovered this book. I was at my local library and it was the title that…

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The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor

By on June 25, 2017

Yesterday, I featured 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories and I mentioned how through that collection I was able to discover new…

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100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

By on June 24, 2017

Short stories are about trouble in mind. A bit of blues. Songs and cries that reveal the range and ways of human character. The…

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Flying Lessons & Other Stories

By on June 23, 2017

We Need Diverse Books is a U.S.-based non-profit organization which was created to celebrate and promote the diversity of the literary offerings for the…

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Africa 39

By on June 22, 2017

This is a collection with a rich African pedigree – edited by Zimbabwean literary critic – Ellah Allfrey with an introduction from another Grandfather…

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The 2003 O. Henry Prize Stories

By on June 22, 2017

Much like Monday’s feature from the Caine Prize, this collection features stories submitted for the O. Henry prize – one of the most prestigious…

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The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories

By on June 20, 2017

Four things attracted me to this short story collection. First,  the cover which is a tapestry of the essence of the unique sense of style…

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A Life in Full and other Stories

By on June 19, 2017

As a short story aficionado, I am always ecstatic when the season for the Caine Prize rolls in, because it gives an opportunity to…

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Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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