Chrys Chimé, a postgraduate student at Southampton, writes a book: The Wacky World of Dark Dictators. Many Publishers were not impressed, but Pete Alott, an upstart publisher and son of a British publishing mogul decides to gamble on it. The book stirs up the Rastamuffins, an obscure group of fundamentalist Rastafarians, who considered it heretical and a collec
Samassi, a young man from one of the French-speaking African countries, secures a scholarship to study in London. Midway through his English language course his scholarship is withdrawn, forcing him to take up jobs to support himself. He graduates and eventually secures a good job – after several futile attempts.
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African culture forbids children from speaking ill of their parents. Parental brutality, autocracy or neglect must either be denied or accepted as part of a strict upbringing regime designed to ensure that children are well-brought up to become useful to themselves in the future.
Evans Kinyua breaks rank with this tradition. In a brutally frank and mov
Authenticity - the external self in conformity with the inner self, to be sincere to oneself, is a state of genteel well being, and therefore of true happiness. It is the state of being whole, and in a sense, of experiencing holiness. It is the ideal of being a Christian in any cultural context, a challenge to all Christians everywhere.
The moon is high and round. Its silvery light washes over and illuminates all in the homestead. In the centre of the homestead is a small bonfire. Some women are roasting corn and pears. Not far from the bonfire, sat a group of children and adults. The attention of the group is focused on the old man with a cow tail flung casually over his left shoulder.
The need for unity has been a recurring theme in Africa’s irredentist struggles against the forces of fragmentation and general underdevelopment. A truly united Africa however cannot be made without a prior making of the African. Currently, a shared sense of being African is at best still in a state of flux. The idea of Africa itself has also not been satisfacto
Amid the smouldering tension of impending civil war, Pete Gutter Ogwu and his wife Teresa are forced to flee their home in western Nigeria, leaving behind a young son and their housemaid. Adopted by Madam Cash, Femi grows up to be an idealistic socialist writer, convinced that he is destined for greatness. Bimbo, the result of a fetish union between Ogwu and a local m