Most of the books I have reported on (or received) lately, with the exception of one or two titles, do not fit the vision and mission of this blog, so that if I should review them in that order, people will begin to question my tagline Promoting African Literature. To keep true to my vision, whilst fulfilling my challenges and reading aspirations, I hit the bookshop to restock my depleting African titles.
- Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka. This book is on my Top 100 Books Reading Challenge. It has also been read for Amy's Nigeria Independence Day Reading/Reviewing Challenge.
- The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe. This slim book of essays was purchased with Amy's Bloggers Alliance for Non-Fiction Devotees (BAND) in mind. I want to use this group/challenge to read a lot of non-fiction.
- Madmen and Specialists by Wole Soyinka. This is another of the Nobel Laureate's play.
- Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi. I have heard a lot about his Jaguar Nana. I hope this would be measure up as that was all I could find by him.
- So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba. This would be my first reading of Senegalese author and so would fit two challenges: Africa Reading Challenge and the Top 100 Books Reading Challenge. This very book has be recommended by several bloggers who commented on my Africa Reading Challenge.
- As the Crow Flies by Veronique Tadjo. I have skipped this book at various bookshops, though I have read and enjoyed her The Shadow of Imana, however reading Amy's Review meant I give this book try. It would also count as a Translation literature.
- I write what I like by Steve Biko. These are political essays by the late Steve Biko, an apartheid freedom fighter killed in the exercising of his duty during apartheid South Africa. Also for BAND.
- The Imported Ghanaian by Alba Kunadu Sumprim. I bought her second book A Place of Beautiful Nonsense but decided to get this and read before the second book. It is a satirical non-fiction of certain observations about Ghana. Also for BAND.