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African Literature

Strong African Females Leads in Young Adult Books? Yes, Please.

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Meet Yaa, a 10 year old girl from a small village in Ghana, whose birth parents send her off on a journey with hopes of her never returning (crazy, right?). Because the thought of them raising a daughter that no man would want to marry was too much of a burden on them.

A Writer's Guide to Surviving Trauma

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Diriye Osman

Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...

Q&A With A.J. Walkley, Author of Vuto

Tracy Lee | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
Tracy Lee

I was able to chat recently with A.J. Walkley, my friend and a novelist, right before the launch of her newest book, Vuto.

Stranger in a Strange Land: a Malawian Experience and the Novel Vuto

A.J. Walkley | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

When I think back on my first impressions of Malawi, Africa, setting foot in the country as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in 2007, I always come back t...

Geographic Comfort Zones in Literature

Dave Astor | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

When it comes to fiction writers you read, which countries are most of them from? Why do you focus on literature from those countries? And what are your favorite books from outside your geographic comfort zone?