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Kawe Shorts Episode 1: Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie November 2, 2020 – Posted in: Kawe Shorts

𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮. ~ 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬⁣⁣ We recently read Chimamanda’s new work of fiction – ZIKORA! We loved it, we enjoyed talking about it. We loved how the short story had so  many important themes like; marital rape, abortion, culture, love, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, child labour, child birth, teenage pregnacy etc. Zikora made us…

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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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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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September Pick : Wings Of The Night Sky by Jessica Tagbajumi + Five Questions with Jessica September 19, 2019 – Posted in: Interview

Our book for the month of September is Wings Of The Night Sky by Jessica Tagbajumi. It is a Young Adult Adventure Fantasy story. Synopsis: When Omiete answers the call that takes her on a journey to a magical kingdom of Aondo, she is faced with a new reality and purpose – to rescue the Guardian of the Keepers who protect the Kingdom in the sky and ultimately defeat the evil Dadan and his horde…

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“I write because I can’t not write” – An Interview with Bisi Adjapon June 12, 2019 – Posted in: Interview

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 June 1, 2019 – Posted in: Blog

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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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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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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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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