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Barack Obama Shares His Summer Recommendations Featuring Extraordinary African Writers

Barack Obama shares some his favorite African writers in advance of his upcoming trip to Africa--his first since leaving office.

A Father Introduces His Newborn Daughter To Books

Dear Matilda, It’s your dad here. The one without the milk. Please excuse this decidedly old fashioned way of communicating. ...

Genre Kryptonite: African Literature

I never thought I would call African Literature “my jam!” but I had an outstanding teacher. As a young boy, ...

The Centre Cannot Hold: Chinua Achebe and Rewriting the World

Over the course of his 82 years Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe attracted many titles. To some he was the Father ...

Fresh Ink: New Books Out Today: October 9, 2012

It’s been a season of Big Meaty Fiction so far, and don’t get me wrong–I love Big Meaty Fiction. But ...