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Louise Glück: Winner – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 October 11, 2020 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded on the 8th of October to Louise Glück, one of America’s most celebrated poets, for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Some of her works include; The Wild Iris for which she won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 Faithful and Virtuous Night  which won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. According to The NewYork Times, Glück said she was “completely flabbergasted that…

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AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES X CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: ZIKORA – A SHORT STORY October 10, 2020 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Hello All! We have good news for you! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has written her first piece of fiction since Americanah — and guess what? You can read an excerpt! According to an exclusive report from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, the new work delves into the many complications of childbirth. Amazon Synopsis: The emotional storms weathered by a mother and daughter yield a profound new understanding in a moving short story by the bestselling, award-winning author of Americanah and…

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Virtual Book Club Hangout with Onochie Onyekwena April 26, 2020 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

The world as we know is now different. Covid-19 came with lots of disruptions and restrictions. Communal gatherings are no longer a thing and social distancing is a language we now speak. As a book club, we have been affected. We can no longer meet as a group, get our books signed, and take pictures with authors. What do you do in times like this? You seek alternatives and you adapt. We are grateful for…

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Kawerians Talk 2 : Who gave you your love for reading? September 28, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Hello All! Welcome to another episode of KAWERIANS TALK. On this episode, Kawerians talked about the person or people or situations that gave them their love for reading. Enjoy! Okezi: My mother. It was a bullying thing though. As an “entitled” last born, my siblings will beat me to align to reality and when I went to report, Mummy will ask me to do two things: read or sleep. To avoid the beating. Lol. I…

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Saturday Read : How To Survive A Heat Wave by Chika Unigwe September 14, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

It’s raining heavily here in Lagos, Nigeria. Surfing the net and looking for intriguing short stories to keep me company, I came across this beautiful piece by Chika Unigwe. Chika Unigwe is a Nigerian-born Igbo author who writes in English and Dutch. In April 2014, she was selected for the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. Previously based…

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Chigozie Obioma and the Books That Made Him. September 4, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

I’m not sure I have written the book I’d most like to be remembered for  yet, though I suspect and hope that my latest, An Orchestra of Minorities, will endure. Chigozie Obioma as we all know, is one of Nigeria’s finest writers. He is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2015, he was named one of “100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine. His first novel, The…

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Kawerians Talk 1 : On Books that changed the way they see the world! June 24, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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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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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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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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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