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Co-sign Bessie Head. One of my favourites, damn, forgot the title, where by she writes about the Baswara or Maswara- the outcasted people of Botswana. Interesting stuff


July's people by Nadine Gordimer.

But I used to hate this book when i was forced to read it at school. Same thing with the one u on about by Bessie head. I love them now
« Last Edit: October 30, 2008, 03:29:09 PM by motho »
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Bessie Head - Maru
                   When rain clouds gather


Chinua Achebe - Things fall apart



Nozipho Maraire - Zenzele: A Letter for my daughter (Great read)


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Ndumiso Ngcobo- his blog is very funny too http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/silwane
Eric Miyeni
David Kau's column for the Times in also quite funny

There needs to be more BLACK female's in this genre (whatever the genre is called)...i boycotted sarah britton a while back- didnt she move to australia or summing?
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Bessie Head - Maru
                   When rain clouds gather


Chinua Achebe - Things fall apart



Nozipho Maraire - Zenzele: A Letter for my daughter (Great read)


Aha, the Bessie Head book is Maru-----love that ish---indeed interesting
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RIP Eskia Mphahlele

Yo... anyone here into African literature?  can anyone recommend any good reads?



Hmmmm, the ones I could think of at the moment are authors such as;

   Albert Camus (Algeria/France)
   Leopold Senghor (Senegal)
   Dennis Brutus (Zimbabwe)
   Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
   Wole Soyinka (Nigeria)
   Ousmane Sembčne (Senegal: Great film director too!)  
   Thomas Mofolo (South Africa)
   Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (Madagascar)
  
  


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damn.. u've just reminded me how long its been since i picked up a proper read..

the cry of winnie mandela.. njabulo ndebele
a grain of wheat.. ngugi wa thiongo
nervous conditions.. tsitsi dangarembga
the beautyful ones are not yet born.. ayi kwei amrah
a human being died that night.. phumla gobodo- madikizela
ways of dying.. zakes mda
citizen & subject.. mahmood mamdani
murder at morija.. tim couzens
wretched of the earth.. franz fanon
the awkward embrace.. hermann giliomee
the famished road.. ben okri

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uhmm... hey Rose, do you sniff that pollen from the roses by any chance?

 ;D


hmmm. and then how perculiar is this like hey?

hello double r :)

are you asking me if i take the time to sniff myself. or just nje all the other roses. what the heck is this. haha. and my posts are weird. what the. what roses. what pollen. whaaaats going on (im asking but im not exactly sure i want a response)

you have succedeed in confusing me.

* rings bell and gives him his ten points *


(by the way...little dragon does rock. they rock alot)

damn.. u've just reminded me how long its been since i picked up a proper read..

the cry of winnie mandela.. njabulo ndebele
a grain of wheat.. ngugi wa thiongo
nervous conditions.. tsitsi dangarembga
the beautyful ones are not yet born.. ayi kwei amrah
a human being died that night.. phumla gobodo- madikizela
ways of dying.. zakes mda
citizen & subject.. mahmood mamdani
murder at morija.. tim couzens
wretched of the earth.. franz fanon
the awkward embrace.. hermann giliomee
the famished road.. ben okri

nice list you.

this is a great thread. delving into ourselves here a bit. highlight some round the corner and in our midst wisdom. our reality just doesnt do enough of that at all. when there is a beauty that exists. ill also think on some worth sharing tidbits - i think this is an important thread actually. we can learn alot.

some sello k duiker up in this - any and everything by the man. he also lives on. strong.
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Nice threads here ladies and gents just finished:

Kgebetli Moele's - Room 207(in one day it'll keep you reading even when you're beat from a long day at work "finished it in one day), 
I'm currently reading Jonny Steinberg's - The Number(I'ts a non-fiction about a guy called Magadien who's telling his story as a member of the 28 prison gang and the whole rutiuals and shit nice read too I recomend it to anybody)
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Ndumiso Ngcobo- his blog is very funny too http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/silwane


I thought his book "some of my best friends are white" was hilarious, always on the lookout for him on thoughtleader too

Yeah Sarah Britten did move to Australia, if only she didnt feel the need to update us coz reli "who cares" ::)
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Ndumiso Ngcobo- his blog is very funny too http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/silwane


I thought his book "some of my best friends are white" was hilarious, always on the lookout for him on thoughtleader too

Yeah Sarah Britten did move to Australia, if only she didnt feel the need to update us coz reli "who cares" ::)
Ndumiso is the ish.., he's got a new book called "Iz it cos I'm black" can't wait to get my hands on it, money is the only obstacle I'm thinking of going to Exclusive books and read it right in there"money u muhf***a"
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Dark continent my black arse by Sihle Khumalo

Co-sign Afterbirth on a grain of wheat.. ngugi wa thiongo

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Haven't read anything by Phaswane-Welcome to our Hilbrow I would like to, also Sello Duiker's material anyone arround Bloem who we can exchge books with?
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Dark continent my black arse by Sihle Khumalo

Co-sign Afterbirth on a grain of wheat.. ngugi wa thiongo



ngugi is a very creative writer. but his books are quite hard to find...
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Dark continent my black arse by Sihle Khumalo

Co-sign Afterbirth on a grain of wheat.. ngugi wa thiongo



ngugi is a very creative writer. but his books are quite hard to find...

try second hand bookshops, or look for it on the net
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