Kawerians Talk 1 : On Books that changed the way they see the world!

Part of the magic of being a book lover is having people to discuss the books with. It’s magical. At Kawe Africa, we do everything within our power to keep bookish conversations alive! Kawerians Talk is a weekly series dedicated to sharing answers given by faithful kawerians on some exciting bookish and literary questions. As we all know, books have the power to transform, to shift world views, to change perspectives. On books that have…

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“I write because I can’t not write” – An Interview with Bisi Adjapon

In the month of May, we had the privilege of hosting the author, Bisi Adjapon. We talked about lots of things – CLICK HERE FOR THE POST WE DID ON THE EVENT! At the event, we talked about themes explored in the book, her next work (s) – a sequel for Of Women And Frogs, a novel with immigration as its central theme, and other contemporary issues. Although Bisi writes novels to entertain, and writes…

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Welcome To June 2019

We are super excited to be in the month of June! We are also happy to share with you, two new titles up on our website. Our work at Kawe is to promote books, source books, recommend books and also read books written by Africans. SCARLET: For many generations, uncertainty and tension have pervaded both the people of Under The Sky and the wraiths of Kiriyanga, but they trudge on, while holding on to the…

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An Evening With Bisi Adjapon

On Sunday, 19th May 2019, Kawerians and other book enthusiasts gathered to converse with Bisi Adajpon and discuss her debut novel OF WOMEN AND FROGS. The event was held at Angels & Muse 5, Sumbo Jibowu Street, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria. Toni Kan, author of The Carnivorous City was present, Including, Efemuaye Enajite of Farafina Books, Olukorede S. Yishau – author of In The Name Of Our Father, Bayo Olupohunda – author of Are You Not…

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Kawe Africa Children’s Day Celebration 2019

27th May of every year is a day set aside to celebrate children. Children are the future. Children are the hope for a better tomorrow. At Kawe Africa, one of our many missions is to help children develop reading habits while building their intellect through games, fun activities and mentorship. In the spirit of celebrating children, we co-sponsored a kids golf tournament at the Ikoyi Club on Children’s Day. It was fun! We will let…

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Book pick for the month of May 2019: THE HUNDRED WELLS OF SALAGA by AYESHA HARRUNA ATTAH

For the month of May, members of the Kawe Book Club are reading THE HUNDRED WELLS OF SALAGA! About The Book : Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that turns her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court. These two women’s lives converge as infighting…

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SEVEN READING LESSONS FROM GAME OF THRONES

  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 April 2019 : Of Women And Frogs by Bisi Adjapon

We are so happy to share with you guys our book pick for the month of April. Of Women and Frogs is the coming-of-age story of Esi, a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in post-colonial Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her who place restrictions on her…

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FLORA NWAPA : Kawe Author For The Month Of May

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa was born on the 13th of January 1931. But she passed away on the 16th of October 1993. She was best known as Flora Nwapa, and she is still called the mother of modern African literature. The forerunner to a generation of African women writers, she is acknowledged as the first African woman novelist to be published in the English language in Britain and achieve international recognition, with her first novel…

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Book Pick For The Month Of May : EFURU by Flora Nwapa

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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