Blogs in October 2020

Kumukanda 2nd October 2020

*Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018* *Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2018* ‘A brilliant debut – a tender, nostalgic and, at times, darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief. A gorgeous and necessary collection from...

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A Cowrie of Hope 2nd October 2020

Young rural widow Nasula suffers years of economic hardship, dreaming of a better life for her daughter. She goes to Lusaka to sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans, but in the city finds herself exposed to...

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Quills of Desire 2nd October 2020

Woza is a very ambitious, highly intelligent student, who is in his final year at school, and determined to follow his brother’s example and go to university in the UK. Temperamental, idealistic and passionate, there are many pitfalls on...

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Zambezi 1st October 2020

When a young American research assistant is killed by a man-eating lion, three people are devastated – Jed Banks, an American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan; Professor Christine Wallis, a wildlife researcher in South Africa; and Hassan bin...

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Orphaned Hearts 1st October 2020

When his wife dies in childbirth, Zambian conservationist Simon Hartley pours his life into raising his daughter and his orphan elephants. He has no time, or desire, to fall in love again. Or so he thinks. Wanting to escape...

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