Category: African fiction

Glory – NoViolet Bulawayo

READ FOR BOOKERTHON ❝ Glory is an Orwellian retelling of the coup that overthrew Mugabe. All the characters are anthropomorphised animals, with the Old Horse’s character modelled on Mugabe, his wife a donkey, and all other characters various creatures in heels, in queues for… Continue Reading “Glory – NoViolet Bulawayo”

This Mournable Body – Tsitsi Dangarembga

READ FOR BOOKERTHON” A disillusioned native woman re-establishes her life in post-colonial Zimbabwe.  ✚ “Finding out about halfway through This Mournable Body that it was the third book in a trilogy was useful to know as there was certainly the feeling that the Zimbabwean… Continue Reading “This Mournable Body – Tsitsi Dangarembga”

The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King portrays the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. ✚ “Early on in The Shadow King I… Continue Reading “The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste”

An Orchestra of Minorities – Chigoze Obioma

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A Nigerian chicken farmer sells everything he owns in order to win over his girlfriend’s wealthy family. ⚑ “An Orchestra of Minorities is about a Nigerian chicken farmer who falls in love with a girl from a wealthy family. The family… Continue Reading “An Orchestra of Minorities – Chigoze Obioma”