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December Author Spotlight : Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani December 5, 2019 – Posted in: Author Spotlight, Uncategorized

Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani is a Nigerian novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to you by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book award, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2009. Her debut Young Adult novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, based on interviews with girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, was…

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SEVEN READING LESSONS FROM GAME OF THRONES May 20, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

  Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones came with lots of lessons. The team at KAWEAFRICA came up with SEVEN READING LESSONS from Game Of Thrones. The show has finally…

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Book Pick For The Month Of May : EFURU by Flora Nwapa May 9, 2018 – Posted in: Efuru

We are super pumped about our Book for the month of May. For a long time we’ve been reading a lot of contemporary African literature with settings in Lagos – we just finished reading CARNIVOROUS CITY and NIGHT OF A CREAKING BED by TONI KAN – and so we thought why not do a throw back with an African Classic? We noticed a lot of young Nigerians haven’t read EFURU or know little about Flora…

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“HOW WILL I KNOW” COCKTAIL LAUNCH May 2, 2018 – Posted in: Kawe Books

We are so happy to announce our FIRST Kawe Book! HOW WILL I KNOW written by Adebisi Shonekan is a mind guide book that highlights and discusses important considerations for young ladies (in this case, her daughters) who are at the stage of making the important choice of a life partner. The author talks about EIGHT important points to note when choosing a life partner : 1) HE MUST BE ANSWERABLE TO THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY…

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Mount Tsundoku : A Mountain of Unread Books. April 21, 2018 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Tsundoku is a Japanese word for acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. The term originated in the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a Japanese slang. In fact, according to Katherine Brooks of HUFFPOST most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They’re not looking to stop hoarding, because parting with pieces of carefully curated piles is hard…

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THE NIGERIAN WEDDING  March 10, 2018 – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

In the month of October 2017, we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  NIGERIAN WEDDING by Chinelo Nwangwu  In Nigeria your wedding is not your own It is for your mother And her friends Who sell lace and gold At Idumota market It is for…

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International Women’s Day  March 8, 2018 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Women have since time immemorial, written books and told so many stories. Stories we carry with us. Stories we tell ourselves everyday.  The theme for this year’s celebration is PRESS FOR PROGRESS.  At KAWE AFRICA we are going to keep pressing for progress by finding these women in the pages of their books.  We are going to PRESS FOR PROGRESS by reading more works written by women, discussing their themes and understanding their perspectives.  InternationalWomensDay…

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WORLD BOOK DAY – 1st March March 6, 2018 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

On the first day of March, the whole world celebrated the WORLD BOOK DAY. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. However, there has been confusion with the dates. While some people celebrate it on the 1st of March, others celebrate it on the 23rd of April.  In the United Kingdom, the…

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How To Be A Nigerian : The Third (Long) Leg February 8, 2018 – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

In the month of October 2017, we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  THE THIRD (LONG) LEG by Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe  When God moulded man and gave him the breath of life, his plan was for everyone to have TWO LEGS. But on the seventh…

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How To Be A Nigerian: WHO IS A FOOL?  – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

Who is a fool? / You cannot cheat me by Sholape Abidakun. The average Nigerian is always ready for a fight. Especially when they think they are being cheated.  Venue: Eko market.  Goods: Ranges from smoked fish to sneakers.  Bone of contention : Where the seller has charged an exorbitant price and the would be buyer somehow from somewhere knows the price is less than what the seller is saying.  Result: Heated haggling followed by accusations…

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