Welcome To March, Book Lovers!
Time to look through new African Literature coming out this month. As usual, you are all invited to mention new books by African Authors you know is being released as I’ll be updating this post throughout the month. This month we have a promising debut author and a highly acclaimed veteran serving us literary goodness.
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Release Date: March 7, 2017
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.
I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be different from what you hoped because sometimes life just does its thing. What matters is that you try.
In We Should All be Feminists, her eloquently argued and the much admired essay of 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proposed that if we want a fairer world we need to raise our sons and daughters differently. Here, in this remarkable new book, Adichie replies by letter to a friend’s request for help on how to bring up her newborn baby girl as a feminist. With its fifteen pieces of practical advice, it goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century.
My Mind Is No Longer Here by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Four men from different corners of Nigerian society find their fates tied to one man: Yinka. Drawn by desperation to leave Nigeria, the men are drawn to Yinka – a self-styled consultant who acts as the front man for a powerful human trafficking syndicate.
The men come from distinct corners of Nigeria’s society: Chidi and Donatus – two unemployed graduates; Haruna – a doctor who could not save his ailing mother; and Osahon – a fugitive seeking freedom from his past become entangled in Yinka’s world, as they seek a better life abroad.
“My Mind Is No Longer Here”, written by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo, follows the journeys of Chidi, Donatus, Haruna and Osahon – as their ambitions lead them to fall deeper into Nigeria’s underworld.