An exciting anthology of short stories by a hot mix of young and established writers, compiled by Diane Awerbuck and edited by Louis Greenberg. Funny and sad and highly original, the stories in The Ghost-Eater and Other Stories are invested with..
I was once asked to organise a panel discussion at the University of Cape Town’s creative writing department, which featured Nigerian writer and art historian Teju Cole. I recall meeting him before the event and noticing how...
Once upon a time, Sir William Northrup McMillan journeyed through Africa and settled in Kenya with his wife, Lady Lucie McMillan, their housekeeper, and dog. He never really left. Instead, he spent his days hunting game and hosting...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing often fills me with passionate rage and desperate envy. I have said this to anyone who will listen. My time spent reading her work is punctuated with moments, where after reading a section several times over...
Dear Cosmo obsessed Shyro, This is me trying to save you from the heart pain and shame that will follow you to your grave if you keep flipping through those glossy pages for relationship advice. Hey, Cosmo is great for some...
Binyavanga Wainaina’s memoir took him six years to write because “the problem with the world is that it just refuses to stop and stay the same and let you finish”. It is with this same gentle humour that Wainaina delivers...
It would have been great to be around decades ago when the only thing to do once the sun set was to gather the young ones around the fire and distract them with stories. Storytelling was a habit and a way of life...
I see you. Sitting there in the house we grew up in, trying to figure out how to get as far away as you can from the fact that Dad has just died. Just now. Today. About three hours ago. I know that you are probably hopeful that...