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Written by Mable Amuron

Book Review: Foreign Gods Inc.

Okey Ndibe’s “Foreign Gods, Inc.” tells the story of a Nigerian-born New Yorker called Ike. Ike has an Amherst degree in economics, however his accent has kept him from finding a job in corporate America. So he works as a cab driver. His customers mispronounce his name, Read More...

Written by Mable Amuron

Book Review: Manchester Happened

I have a confession to make, I am not exactly sure how to write a review for an anthology but I am going to try because I can’t not do this. (Cracks fingers and neck) Let’s do this.

Written by Byagaba Roland

Introducing Obukiko, the Home of African Literature

Hello there. Hope you are having a lovely day. Some of the common issues that are usually mentioned in any discussion about African Literature are accessibility, distribution, and profitability of books across the continent. These are the issues Obukiko was created to solve. The Directory We intend to do this by first Read More...

Written by Mable Amuron

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Sometime last year, I stumbled on an article online that detailed how a 24-year-old Nigerian-American Harvard graduate had scored a million dollar deal for a trilogy that is being published by Macmillan’s Children Publishing Group. And how movie rights had also been sold to Fox 2000. The Read More...

Written by Mable Amuron

Book Review: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah was born during the tail end of apartheid to a Xhosa Mother and a Swiss-German Father. Mandela was released when he was 5 years old. Under apartheid, relations between a white person and a black person was strictly forbidden, but “humans being humans and sex Read More...

Written by Mable Amuron

HomeGoing: Book Review

Homegoing by Ghanaian Yaa Gyasi is a tale of finding one’s place in an otherwise hostile world. It is a story about two half-sisters, Esi and Effia that are unaware of each other’s existence as they are separated by forces beyond their control. Esi is sold into Read More...

Written by Mable Amuron

Book Review: House of Stone

Have you ever read a book that you know is fiction but it messes with your head so much that you start to believe that its actually a non-fiction book? That the characters actually exist? No? Just me? People that know me will tell you that it’s Read More...