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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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Book pick for the month of May 2019: THE HUNDRED WELLS OF SALAGA by AYESHA HARRUNA ATTAH May 27, 2019 – Posted in: Book Of The Month

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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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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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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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 Nigerian Neighbour  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 Nigerian Neighbour by Sholape Abidakun.  In other parts of the world, when a family moves into a new house, neighbors around come visiting, bearing cookies and cake. They are also invited…

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Segun Dada – In an Interview With Punch Newspaper  – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

Segun Dada was interviewed by Joy Marcus for Punch Newspaper. Segun Dada, 30, is the Commercial Excellence Leader at Baker Hughes, a General Electric Company. He speaks about his job and other interests.  When asked about Kawe Africa he said : When I’m not working, I make an effort to give back, and Kawe Africa has been an excellent platform where we help to popularise reading and writing culture in Africa. I once heard that if…

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Kawe Book Club Meeting (February) : In Dependence   February 6, 2018 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

First Sundays of every month are always awesome as KAWERIANS come together in unity to discuss books amidst loads of food and drinks.  Sunday was LITT!!! We found ourselves talking about really interesting topics and discussing the exciting themes in IN DEPENDENCE. We asked a lot of questions at the meeting. One of them being : What Irrational thing have you done for love? Have you defied your parents laws? Married or fallen in love…

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Irrationality of Love – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka  February 3, 2018 – Posted in: In Dependence

I like to think that there’s nothing rational about love or loving. We just love and Ignore all the pseudo-reasons – Victor Adewale. We totally agree with the above quote by Victor Adewale. Using the case of TAYO AND VANESSA in IN DEPENDENCE.  Tayo was a Nigerian and Vanessa was British.  Theirs was a love that saw beyond the skin colour.  Theirs was a subtle love that defied RACE and DISTANCE.  What Irrational thing have…

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People or Things And Places? – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka  – Posted in: In Dependence

In Dependence is a book of philosophy and ideas – partly. As it is also a book about race, love and history.  Tayo and Vanessa did a whole lot of letter writing and in these letters, they discussed Nigeria, family, philosophy and life.  In one of the letters, Tayo talked about the shift he was experiencing. He was suddenly moving towards things and places rather than humans, people – his family.  Like Tayo Ajayi, do…

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