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It’s winter time in South Africa and many of us book lovers like the thought of cosying up with a good book in your warm bed. The Afrokulcha team has put together a list of books to read this winter!
We love this book! African-born poet Lola Shoneyin makes her fiction debut with a perceptive, entertaining, and eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. If you have read Sue Nyathi’s The Polygamist then you will find this book equally entertaining.
African fiction at its best!! We learn so much about history when we read books. This compelling African story touches the mind, heart & soul. So many aha moments ? , tears in the eyes ?& heartbreak ? Well, The chances of you not sleeping until you finish reading this book, will not be a regret.
When women write, great thoughts & words give you life. Upon encountering Historian, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote “Well behaved women seldom make history” – Malebo knew that she was tired of everyone else but herself having a say on who and what she should be. Appropriating this quote, Malebo boldly renounces societal expectations placed on her as a Black woman and shares her journey towards misbehaviour.
Currently one of the best selling books in South Africa. A memorior of a daughter of a struggle hero Chris Hani. Many years after his death, this story needed to be heard. You will not be disappointed.
Ben Okri, a beautiful African writer. Dangerous love is a book needing to be read. Follow it by reading his 3 book sequel: The Famished Road, Songs of Enchantment & Infinite Riches, you will love his use of words and his story telling.
Stay warm, and Happy Reading