I had watched the movie beforehand, hence I was sceptical thinking I already knew the story line. I read this book only because I love Chimamanda. But I must confess, I am glad I read the book. There is just too much detail and nuance that I had missed from watching the movie. The story is fiction but located in actual history. It begins just before the Biafran cessation (Nigerian civil war) right up until… Read more“Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”
This is a collection of speeches and articles delivered and written by the late Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) between 1965 and 1971. The book is loaded with consciousness and revolutionary theory which in essence is historical analysis. And like Cabral he believes that all revolutionaries must study and study more history. His analysis was brilliant, sharp and incisive. If more young people could read him maybe his dreams for the black people and the African… Read more“Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism”
I am usually sceptical when it comes to new authors and Panashe Chigumadzi was not an exception. But I must confess, These Bones Will Rise Again, was a pleasant surprise. The book is short and beautifully written. A personal story interwoven with the greater historical narrative of Zimbabwe. This book is loaded with feminist, political, historical and philosophical insights.