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Obioma: Art endures, propaganda doesn’t

Obioma: Art endures, propaganda doesn’t

In An Orchestra of Minorities, the narrator speaks of “the land of lack, of man-pass-man, the land in which a man’s greatest enemies are members of his household; a land of kidnappers, of ritual killers, of policemen who bully those they encounter on the road and shoot those who don’t bribe them, of leaders who treat those they lead with contempt and rob them of their commonwealth, of frequent rio... »

FLORA NWAPA : Kawe Author For The Month Of May

FLORA NWAPA : Kawe Author For The Month Of May

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa was born on the 13th of January 1931. But she passed away on the 16th of October 1993. She was best known as Flora Nwapa, and she is still called the mother of modern African literature. The forerunner to a generation of African women writers, she is acknowledged as the first African woman novelist to be published in the English language in Britain and achieve inte... »

Book Pick For The Month Of May : EFURU by Flora Nwapa

We are super pumped about our Book for the month of May. For a long time we’ve been reading a lot of contemporary African literature with settings in Lagos – we just finished reading CARNIVOROUS CITY and NIGHT OF A CREAKING BED by TONI KAN – and so we thought why not do a throw back with an African Classic? We noticed a lot of young Nigerians haven’t read EFURU or know litt... »

“HOW WILL I KNOW” COCKTAIL LAUNCH

“HOW WILL I KNOW” COCKTAIL LAUNCH

We are so happy to announce our FIRST Kawe Book! HOW WILL I KNOW written by Adebisi Shonekan is a mind guide book that highlights and discusses important considerations for young ladies (in this case, her daughters) who are at the stage of making the important choice of a life partner. The author talks about EIGHT important points to note when choosing a life partner : 1) HE MUST BE ANSWERABLE TO ... »

Mount Tsundoku : A Mountain of Unread Books.

Mount Tsundoku : A Mountain of Unread Books.

Tsundoku is a Japanese word for acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. The term originated in the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a Japanese slang. In fact, according to Katherine Brooks of HUFFPOST most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They’re not looking to stop hoardi... »

THE NIGERIAN WEDDING 

THE NIGERIAN WEDDING 

In the month of October 2017, we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  NIGERIAN WEDDING by Chinelo Nwangwu  In Nigeria your wedding is not your own It is for your mother And her friends Who sell lace and gold At Idumota market It is for your ... »

International Women’s Day 

International Women’s Day 

Women have since time immemorial, written books and told so many stories. Stories we carry with us. Stories we tell ourselves everyday.  The theme for this year’s celebration is PRESS FOR PROGRESS.  At KAWE AFRICA we are going to keep pressing for progress by finding these women in the pages of their books.  We are going to PRESS FOR PROGRESS by reading more works written by w... »

WORLD BOOK DAY – 1st March

WORLD BOOK DAY – 1st March

On the first day of March, the whole world celebrated the WORLD BOOK DAY. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. However, there has been confusion with the dates. While some people celebrate it on the 1st of March, others celebrate it on the 23rd of April.&nb... »

How To Be A Nigerian : The Third (Long) Leg

How To Be A Nigerian : The Third (Long) Leg

In the month of October 2017, we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  THE THIRD (LONG) LEG by Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe  When God moulded man and gave him the breath of life, his plan was for everyone to have TWO LEGS. But on the seventh day ... »

How To Be A Nigerian: WHO IS A FOOL? 

How To Be A Nigerian: WHO IS A FOOL? 

Who is a fool? / You cannot cheat me by Sholape Abidakun. The average Nigerian is always ready for a fight. Especially when they think they are being cheated.  Venue: Eko market.  Goods: Ranges from smoked fish to sneakers.  Bone of contention : Where the seller has charged an exorbitant price and the would be buyer somehow from somewhere knows the price is less than what the s... »