Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Award and Summary 2012

Award and Summary video 2012





Author of the year:  Buchi Emecheta. Nigerian




Debut Young Writer of the Year: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. Ghanaian/American with her first novel Powder Necklace.



Non-African Novel of the Year: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon British.



Top 10 Must Read






Top 1. Nigeria The Joys of Motherhood, 1979, by Buchi Emecheta
Top 2. Nigeria The African Trilogy: Part 1; Things Fall Apart, 1958, by Chinua Achebe 

Buchi Emecheta       Chinua Achebe          J. Nozipo Maraire 
 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie    Ayaan Hirsi Ali      Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Ishmael Beah         Ama Ata Aidoo          Mariama Bâ


Thank you all for your support;
I promise to make 2013 a happy read. Your comments and opinions are always welcome.

Happy African Lit. reading 2013.
Thanks once more.

Mary Okeke

15 comments:

  1. You've got some interesting titles. The Infidels is one I'll read some time. Tricia's book is not available in Ghana.

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    1. Its a pity Nwaubani's book is not available in Ghana. It is one you would enjoy. It is available in amazon. Infidel, the story is "uncroyable" however it is real. There was a time I came across a free copy in a book fair, I did not take it cos I already have a copy. Next time I would find a more interesting way of giving them away.

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  2. I currently own 3 of your top 10 reads and 2 more are already on my TBR list. I tried to read Infidel and couldn't get through it.

    My "Things Fall Apart" cover doesn't look like the one shown here. I like this one better!

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    1. Hey Shannon, my "Things Fall Apart" is the latest version published in 2006 (there around)by the Penguins books.

      Why couldn't you go through "Infidel" a disturbing read? or it was not engaging? Try go through it, it worth the effort at the end.

      Which other novel do you own apart from this two? Which 2 are on your TBR list?

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    2. A Long Way Gone was on my TBR and I recently added Changes per your recommendatoin :)

      I also own I Do Not Come to You by Chance an Half a Yellow Sun.

      When I wrote about not finishing Infidel, the response was the same as yours. I told myself I'd get back to it last year but I never did. I wrote about why I didnt finish it here .

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    3. Interesting, I just left you a comments. It amazed me you had to give up "Infidel". I am looking forward to reading your review on "I do not come to you by chance". I hope you would understand it and like it. "I was rolling in the aisle" when I read it. You know the language used and etc...
      I am also looking forward to reading your review on changes, A long way gone and half of a yellow sun.
      Cheers.

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  3. I love them title mary ! the reviews are interesting

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  4. Wonderful compilation, Mary. I love Buchi and I have some reviews on my blog of her books, Joys of Motherhood and The New Tribe. I have the Bride Price on my TBR. I have also read Achebe's Trilogy and I must say that Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God are my favourites. I am eager to read Tricia's novel as I have heard so much about it.

    Have a blessed New Year, Mary

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    1. Buchi Emecheta's novel are superb. Although, I was somewhat disappointed with "The New Tribe" in any case it was not that bad.
      I have read and commented on your reviews of her 2 novels you've read. You would enjoy the Bride Price.... a slow beginning and few pages more it's a page turner. I see you enjoying it.

      You know what.. I couldn't delve into Arrow of God. I got the message but the reading was not that easy.

      Celestine I am looking forward to reading book reviews on your blog this year. Thank you for stopping by.
      I wish you a blissful and peaceful new year.

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  5. Pretty brilliant selections. Some I have read and others I have not. Will look out for those I have not. Thanks Mary.

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    1. I am looking forward to reading your reviews.
      Anytime Geosi.

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  6. HI, I'VE READ FOUR OF YOUR SELECTIONS. NICE WORK MARY

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    1. Thanks. Which of them have you read?

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  7. I'VE READ FOUR OF YOUR SELECTIONS AND I LOVE IT. GOOD WORK MARY

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