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Looking Back: Chinua Achebe and the History of Biafra

There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe (The Penguin Press, 2012) It’s one of those tragedies that you will remember vividly. You will recall what you were doing and where you were, even when you heard the news of the passing of Chinua Achebe. It was Human Rights Day in South […]

Nthikeng Mohlele’s Small Things

Nthikeng Mohlele has been working on his second novel for the last couple of years. After a series of misfortunes, including electronically losing most of the manuscript, he has a second offering, Small Things (UKZN Press). In this extract that shows Mohlele’s clipped, controlled style that he deployed in his first novel The Scent of Bliss, […]