Literary Lifestyle

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... »

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... »

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... »

Segun Dada – In an Interview With Punch Newspaper 

Segun Dada – In an Interview With Punch Newspaper 

Segun Dada was interviewed by Joy Marcus for Punch Newspaper. Segun Dada, 30, is the Commercial Excellence Leader at Baker Hughes, a General Electric Company. He speaks about his job and other interests.  When asked about Kawe Africa he said : When I’m not working, I make an effort to give back, and Kawe Africa has been an excellent platform where we help to popularise reading and writin... »

Kawe Book Club Meeting (February) : In Dependence  

Kawe Book Club Meeting (February) : In Dependence  

First Sundays of every month are always awesome as KAWERIANS come together in unity to discuss books amidst loads of food and drinks.  Sunday was LITT!!! We found ourselves talking about really interesting topics and discussing the exciting themes in IN DEPENDENCE. We asked a lot of questions at the meeting. One of them being : What Irrational thing have you done for love? Have you defied you... »

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... »

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... »

Reading Better In 2018

Reading Better In 2018

Compliments of the Season Everyone! A lot of us are obviously making new year goals and all that – It is an amazing thing. The end of something calls for refelections and the beginning of another calls for goals and lists. As book nerds and bibliophiles, we constantly have books piled up which we ought to read but have not yet found the time. It is really difficult to read books, especially ... »