Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Petina Gappah has been shortlisted for the prestigious Frank O'Conner prize in short stories. Great, great news for her, and for African literature.
We wish her all the luck. See the entire article HERE

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing

Rob Spillman believes that the "writing coming out of Africa today has an unparalleled urgency. The stakes are high ... Reading through the biographical notes of Gods and Soldiers, one feels the pervasive violence that lurks beneath these stories and the lives of their authors"

I'm not sure what this says about African literature, but the review appears revealing.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Interview: Petina Gappah

For those of us who cannot get enough of Petina Gappah, here is a very nice interview she gave to Richard Lea of Guardian co. She tells Richard Lea, she speaks for herself, not her country. ENJOY!