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The Harsh Demands of Helon Habila’s ‘Travelers.’ A Review by Osemome Ndebbio

Title:          Travelers Author:      Helon Habila Length:      295 pages Genre:        Fiction Publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company Year:           2019 Reviewer:   Osemome Ndebbio   Legal immigrants might find it challenging to identify wholly with the experiences refugees and illegal immigrants face in ‘Travelers,’  Helon’s most recent work. Note the word ‘wholly,’ because, in truth, no immigrant is immune to the trepidation that comes with facing the unknown in…

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A Weave of Reality, Fantasy and Magic in A Gecko’s Farewell – a Review

Title:                      A Gecko’s Farewell Author:                  Maik Nwosu Length:                  256 pages Genre:                   Fiction, Speculative Fiction, African Literature. Publisher/Year:     Parresia Publishers Ltd/2016  Rating:                  4.8/5 Reviewer: Obinna Udenwe   Writers who hope to make their mark must continually re-invent themselves and their craft. A great book must hold the reader captive with its narrative and descriptive powers – its plot must leave strong images in the reader’s mind, long after closing the book. These are…

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Book Feature: The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story

Publisher: Black Letter Media Ltd, South Africa Year: 2017 Genre: Anthology of Short Stories Number of pages: 151   The Short Story Is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! Volume 2 is an anthology of eleven stories featuring writers from South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya written in response to the call for submissions for a new annual story contest, The Short Story is Dead Prize founded and managed by Black Letter Media, a publishing house based in Johannesburg, South…

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