Tag Archives: Africa

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

This is my favourite so far of the Booker Prize shortlist for this year. It is the story of a girl who begins her life in Zimbabwe, then moves to the US. It is beautifully written in the first person, … Continue reading

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We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families – Philip Gourevitch

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families – Philip Gourevitch – book review This is a fairly comprehensive recent history of Rwandan politics and an attempt to explain how the 1994 Rwandan genocide … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Man – Paul Rusesabagina

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography – Paul Rusesabagina and Tom Zoellner – book review This is the world’s most inaccurately-titled book.  Paul Rusesabagina is anything but ordinary.  This is the autobiography of the man who inspired the movie Hotel Rwanda.  … Continue reading

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