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  1. RIP Kofi Awoonor and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   A collection of tributes to Kofi Awoonor, the Ghananian poet who died during the seige on the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, Kenya Tips  for young African writers from Mukoma Wa Ngugi Playwright  Biyi Bandele shares the experienc ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:36

  2. Review of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Movie and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   Check out a review of Half of a Yellow Sun, the film based on Chimamanda Adichie 's book, via the blog Africa is a Country- also watch the movie trailer here and read our thoughts on the project and director Biyi Bandele 's i ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:47

  3. Syria, Snakes and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   A profile of Zimbabwean author (and Man Booker Prize nominee) NoViolet Bulawayo Snakes and poetry Syria and poetry: "We have broken the old phantom of fear" Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson are to retell Shakespeare's ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:52

  4. Channels TV Book Club Prize, Unread Classics and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   The Channels TV Book Club Prize for Literature (which we blogged about here) was won by fifteen year-old Eniola Oladipo. Congratulations to her! 1984 and War and Peace (two of our Must Read titles) are amongst the ten books people lie ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:35

  5. Hashtags, Maya Angelou and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   Ever wondered where the hashtag came from? The New Yorker shares  the history of our favourite Twitter symbol and more unique punctuation marks Congratulations to Maya Angelou who will receive this year's  Literarian Award  - clic ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:41

  6. Commonwealth Book Prize Scrapped, What 'PhD' Really Stands For and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog Great links to start off your weekend:  The Commonwealth Book Prize, awarded to the best first novel by a Commonwealth citizen, has been scrapped after just two years in favour of a focus on short stories PhD: what does it really stand f ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:45

  7. Magazines for Japanese Gangsters and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   Japan's most powerful crime syndicate has launched a magazine for its members- haikus are included Chuba Ezekwesili details the cost of mistrust in Nigeria on the Naijanomics blog Users of the Shanghai metro can now borrow books f ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:51

  8. Fela's Life, Living Forever, and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   Fela Anikulapo Kuti was larger than life, as this enthralling short biography details perfectly Junot Diaz (author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and ZODML Must-Read Book   The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) talks to the Daily Beast ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:56

  9. Michael Jackson Poetry and More #GreatReads

    ZODML's blog   In honour of his birthday, a poem for music legend Michael Jackson (who would have been 55 today) Yoruba writer, actor and activist Akínwùmí Ìsòlá is profiled by Africa in Words (one of our new favourite blogs) East African literature ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:06

  10. Nigerian Pulp Fiction and More #GreatReads August 27, 2013

    ZODML's blog   Dear "I just got back"- or IJGBs- welcome home:) Nigerian Pulp Fiction? Yes, please. Literary-themed hotels in Paris...magnifique. There are  more JD Salinger books coming out between 2015 and 2020. Also, check out C atcher I ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:09