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BOOK COUNT: Everything Good Will Come

Title: EVERYTHING GOOD WILL COME Author/ Year: Sefi Atta/ 2005 Genre: Fiction BOOK SYNOPSIS In the Shadow of Silence introduces an important new voice in contemporary fiction. With insight and a lyrical wisdom reminiscent of Edwidge Danticat, Nigerian-born Sefi Atta has written a powerful and eloquent story set in her African homeland. It is 1971, … Continue reading

BOOK COUNT: One Day I Will Write About This Place

Title: One Day I Will Write About This Place Author/ Year: Binyavanga Wainaina/ 2012 Genre: Non-ficiton BOOK SYNOPSIS Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him.This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother’s beauty parlour, black … Continue reading

BOOK COUNT: There was a country

Title: THERE WAS A COUNTRY Author/ Year: Chinua Achebe/ 2012 Genre: Non-ficiton / Memoirs BOOK SYNOPSIS Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, is a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp on world literature. There Was a Country is his long-awaited account of coming of age during the … Continue reading

BOOK COUNT: Say You Are One of Them

Title: SAY YOU ARE ONE OF THEM Author/ Year: Uwem Akpan/ 2008 Genre: Fiction BOOK SYNOPSIS Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts … Continue reading


Title: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KELVIN Author/ Year: Lionel Shriver/ 2004 Genre: Fiction BOOK SYNOPSIS In this gripping novel of motherhood gone awry, Lionel Shriver approaches the tragedy of a high-school massacre from the point of view of the killer’s mother.In letters written to the boy’s father, mother Eva probes the upbringing of this … Continue reading


Title: HEATH LEDGER. Author/ Year: John McShane/ 2008 Genre: Biography BOOK SYNOPSIS With his huge charisma, vast talent, and smoldering looks lighting up the screen, Heath Ledger quickly became a Hollywood A-list following his debut in the 1999 teen film 10 Things I Hate About You. But it was his award-winning and controversial role as … Continue reading

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