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

๐—ช๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ~ ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌโฃโฃ 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 soย  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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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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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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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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2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for submissions September 4, 2019 – Posted in: Competitions

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000โ€“5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive ยฃ2,500 and the overall winner receives ยฃ5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish. If the winning story is in translation, the translator receives additional prize money. Eligibility and entry rules Please read these eligibility and entry…

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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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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. Theyโ€™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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