Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: A Brief Review

The new book by Chimamanda Ngozie Achidie, The Thing Around Your Neck,  is rich with references to history, culture and literature.  In this short review, I focus on two stories whose events recall Chinua Achebe and Tsitsi Dangarembga. In  "Tomorrow is Too Far", Adichie creates a protagonist that reminds of Tambu in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions. There … Continue reading Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: A Brief Review

Ivor W. Hartmann: Rising Star of African Speculative Science Fiction

On the 14th March 2009, "Earth Rise" by Ivor W. Hartmann was nominated for the international Ursa Major Award in the Best Short Fiction category. Ivor W. Hartmann is a Zimbabwean author, writing from economic exile in Johannesburg, South Africa. "Earth Rise" and its UMA nomination, represent a major step for African Literature. Firmly set … Continue reading Ivor W. Hartmann: Rising Star of African Speculative Science Fiction