Cool evening breeze wafts lazily through the settlement whipping up red-brown dust and loose dirt that head for people’s eyes. It is this kind of breeze that soothes and sometimes tickles underneath your armpits… [4mins]
Yaa Gyasi’s debut – Homegoing, is historical fiction at its best. I honestly thought Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah hit home for me back in 2013. But Homegoing IS home. Homegoing is about my home
A review by Darkowaa of AfricanBookAddict.com.
“Daddy,”…“Yes, Juwon?” Felix answered, without raising his head. The sweat droplets had started dripping from his forehead. “Why is the moon so big?” Juwon asked, peering from inside the house… [6mins]
Ammar was devastated to find out that Superman would not feature at his seventh birthday. He stood there, furiously mute, with his red and blue school bag still on his back… [8mins]
AFREADA and Africa Writes invites writers to participate in a 500-word short story competition which is loosely based on Mabanckou’s amusing and heart-warming story, Tomorrow I’ll be Twenty.
There is a pot of water on the kitchen stove, the new one. Te’ele will use it to boil rice and realize when she tastes it that she forgot to add salt. She won’t mind, where is her appetite anyway? It’s 7pm and her husband is not home yet… [10mins]
The ‘f’ in my own ‘family’ stood for flogging. We were bred with it. It was a dietary requirement. And no, don’t be fooled by the title, there was nothing sugary about the experience. Not to us. It was only sweet for our parents, especially Mama… [10mins]