When I finished reading this book a couple of months ago, I was tempted to join the multitude of readers who were heaping praises on Petina Gappah saying that she had outdone herself with this book. Although, it is a beautiful story that is beautifully narrated, I could not say that without becoming dishonest. I confess, prior to this book, I had only managed to read one other book from her oeuvre. In as much… Read more“Out of Darkness, Shinning Light Review”
In this book, Africa Must Unite, Dr Nkrumah paints a vivid picture of how Africa could become an economic giant through communications, industrial and commercial integration. He argues that without political integration there cannot be economic integration. To use his own words, he says “African Unity is, above all a political kingdom which can only be gained by political means. The social and economic development of Africa will come only within the political kingdom not… Read more“Africa Must Unite Review : Kwame Nkrumah”
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 Review 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.