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Poetry is my presence in this world: An Interview with Ali Znaidi

Poetry is my presence in this world: An Interview with Ali Znaidi http://wp.me/s3TG65-znaidi

Ali Znaidi is a Tunisian poet whose work has appeared in magazines and journals worldwide. His poems use experimental forms to explore issues of the human condition. The African Book Review had a conversation with Ali about his experience as a Tunisian poet of English expression and his recent poetry collection, Experimental Ruminations.

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Ali Znaidi

ABR: What influences your poetry?

ZNAIDI: I was…

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A Book That Breathes Life Into the Path of Uhuru

A Book That Breathes Life Into the Path of Uhuru

“Yesto be great you must stand in such a place that you can dispense pain and death to others without anyone asking questions. Like a headmaster, a judge, a Governor.”

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat, set in the days leading up to Kenya’s independence, depicts a cast of characters whose lives are unavoidably impacted by the struggle for independence.

As A Grain of Wheatwas first published…

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Fiona Leonard: An Interview

Fiona Leonard: An Interview

The African Book Review hosted a live interview with Fiona Leonard, author of The Chicken Thief on Saturday, July 5th. Here’s a condensed version of our interview, filled with Fiona’s playlist of African songs she listens to when writing, the inspiration behind The Chicken Thief and her plans for her next books.

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Fiona Leonard

ABR: We’re hosting a live interview with ‪@FionaJLeonard author of ‪The…

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The Remarkable Life of Africa’s First Female President

The Remarkable Life of Africa’s First Female President http://wp.me/s3TG65-sirleaf

I rarely read autobiographies and I’ve heard of just a few autobiographies by presidents, but my interest was piqued when I came across This Child Will Be Great by Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president.

This book is the memoir of a remarkable life. Sirleaf tells the story of her rise to power; the struggles she encountered, the sacrifices she made and also…

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Live Chat with Fiona Leonard

We’re hosting a live chat with Fiona Leonard, author of The Chicken Thief in a few minutes!

Live Chat with Fiona Leonard

We’re hosting a live chat with Fiona Leonard, author of The Chicken Thief in a few minutes!