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Globetrotter & Hitler's Children

Globetrotter & Hitler's Children

Amatoritsero Ede

reviewed by Ando Yeva



The poetry in these pages have the texture of vignettes from a writer's notebook. The hint is in the title, 'globetrotter'.

Some writer. Some notebook


Not since her first novel has Oyeyemi managed to get the cohesion quite right between the natural and surreal. In ‘The Icarus Girl’ the surreal elements of the book were written in a less self-conscious way.


White is for Witching

Helen Oyeyemi

reviewed by Tola Ositelu


White is for Witching

Gather My Blood Rivers of Song

Remi Raji

reviewed by

Ando Yeva


Once again, this is poetry that provokes a quickening, excitement. The language is sinuous and twining, the images, surprising.


My worry though with most Zimbabwean poetry since And Now The Poets Speak of 1982, is the prevalence of melancholy. Our poets are yet to find an idiom that redeems, regardless of the well-known woes.


State of the Nation

Contemporary Zimbabwean Poetry

reviewed by

Memory Chirere

State of the Nation

I Do Not Come to you by Chance


Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Reviewed by Carolyn Ride


I can imagine this novel as a movie, though hopefully not from Nollywood (the Nigerian movie industry is mercilessly skewered).



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