A Beautiful Place to Die: An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery
Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper — a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed.
In a morally complex tale rich with authenticity, Nunn takes readers to Jacob’s Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is 1952, and new apartheid laws have recently gone into effect, dividing a nation into black and white while supposedly healing the political rifts between the Afrikaners and the English. Tensions simmer as the fault line between the oppressed and the oppressors cuts deeper, but it’s not until an Afrikaner police officer is found dead that emotions more dangerous than anyone thought possible boil to the surface. Continue reading
In an article published in The CHRONIC, a South African website, titled; I am a homosexual mum. Binyavanga Wainaina writes a letter to his mother, revealing his long kept secret,
“Nobody, nobody, ever in my life has heard this. Never mum.”
Binyavanga Wainaina (born 18 January 1971) is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Binyavanga Wainaina was born in Nakuru in Rift Valley province. He attended Moi Primary School in Nakuru, Mangu High School in Thika, and Lenana School in Nairobi. He later studied commerce at the University of Transkei in South Africa.
His debut book, a memoir entitled One Day I Will Write About This Place, was published in 2011. Continue reading
When the Sun goes Down and Other Stories.
The sixteen short stories featured in “When the Sun goes Down and Other Stories” (published in 2010) come from various corners of Africa and beyond.
Contributors include renowned authors like;
Rydah Jacobs (South Africa)
Moses Isegawa (Uganda)
Grace Ogot (Kenya)
Sefi Atta (Nigeria)
and many others.
This title When the Sun Goes Down and other stories from Africa and Beyond is an anthology of sixteen short stories by Emilia Ilieva and Waveney Olembo, both dons in Egerton and Kenyatta university. Continue reading