4th African Online Book Review Session

Date: 11 December 2020 Time: 1700Hrs(CAT) Venue: Online

Conversations around sexuality have long been considered taboo in many of our societies. Acculturalisation has left an indelible mark on the understanding and perception of sexual relationships among African societies. More African writers are also writing on the topic and including characters that previously did not appear in African fictional literature. Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy: Or, Reflections From A Black-Eyed Squint (1977) is perhaps one of the first known novels that indicates that there are pre-colonial narratives around sexuality as well as a developing post-colonial narrative. We will be exploring the narrative around sexuality to identify some of the dynamics around how contemporary writers are addressing such taboos and the changing context.

All the reviews can read at http://mitupo.org/book-reviews/. Mitupo.org is a platform for restoring, preserving and celebrating African culture and identity through promoting African ownership of the evolution of our cultures.

Join us as we share and discuss the reviews of 2 reviewers:

Tsitsi Chirikure – reviewing Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Peter Nawa – reviewing The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Moderated by Patrick Mpedzisi

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