Month: January 2018

How Well Do You Know Your Parents? – Discussing In Dependence 

How Well Do You Know Your Parents? – Discussing In Dependence 

my parents never sat us down in the evenings to share stories of their younger days. one was always working. the other too tired. perhaps being an immigrant does that to you. the cold terrain of the north engulfed them. their bodies were hard at work paying in blood and sweat for their citizenship. perhaps the weight of the new world was too much. and the pain and sorrow of the old was better left... »

An Interview with Onolunosen Louisa Ibhaze – Author, Authentic Mama

An Interview with Onolunosen Louisa Ibhaze – Author, Authentic Mama

1) Kawe Africa: Can you tell us more about yourself? Louisa: My full name is Onolunosen Louisa Ibhaze. I have a BSc In Sociology & Anthropology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, an MSc in Medical Sociology from Royal Holloway University of London and a second MSc in Globalisation and Development from The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London. I was born in Kaduna and spent par... »

January Read : “In Dependence” By Sarah Ladipo Mayinka

January Read : “In Dependence” By Sarah Ladipo Mayinka

In Dependence, published in Nigeria in 2009, is Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s first novel. The novel begins in the early 1960s when Tayo Ajayi meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of an ex-colonial officer. Their story, which spans three continents and four turbulent decades, is that of a brave but bittersweet love affair.  It is the story of individuals struggling to find their place wi... »

HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2018!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2018!!!

In 2018, taking a cue from Wale Lawal’s tweet :  We are reading more books, growing the KAWE AFRICA BRAND, supporting local bookstores and writers. We are taking fiction seriously and living more meaningful lives by encouraging more people to read.   What is the best book you read in 2017? What are you currently reading?   What are your reading goals for this new year?&nb... »