The new Book Club page on my website is now up and running. You will find it in the Menu Bar of the website. I’m excited to have so many readers joining the online book club.
Welcome, and enjoy!
So many people have asked me what African literature I recommend, and what books I’m reading here, that I thought an online book club would be a great way to share with you what I’m reading, and loving.
There is still time to pick up a book by our first author, Futhi Ntshingila. Please read either Shameless or Do Not Go Gentle. They are each short books, fast reads, and a powerful stories.
Please submit your questions or comments by next Wednesday, 15 July, 2015, by midnight. Ms. Ntshingila, will then put together some replies for you, and they’ll be posted the following Wednesday, 22 July.
Please email your questions/comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please help me WELCOME the newest author in our online reading series, Wame Molefhe, of Botswana. Her book is now listed below and on the Book Club page.
And WELCOME to our newest featured readers. Each of these writers, editors, and teachers are taking time to read and submit questions/comments, despite their busy schedules!
Ian Riggins * Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Melanie Hooks * Los Angeles, California
Jessica Kinnison * New Orleans, Louisiana
And thank you, again, to V.I.P. readers:
Southern California, USA
Essayist, Poet, Editor
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2015-2016 Online Book Club Reading List:
July: Futhi Ntshingila
Book(s): Do Not Go Gentle (Kindle or Paperback) and/or Shameless (since one may only be available by e-reader, you’re welcome to read either one. She’ll answer questions for both!)
Read-by Date: 15 July 2015 Please read and email your questions no later than 15 July to email@example.com. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS SHORT, BUT POWERFUL. ENJOY!!
August: Nthikeng Mohlele
Book(s): Rusty Bell
Read-by Date: 12 August 2015 Please read and email your questions no later than 12 August to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
Book(s): Everyday Wife, and/or Taller Than Buildings
Read-by Date: 16 September 2015 Please read and email your questions no later than 16 September to email@example.com
October: Mzilikazi wa Afrika
Book(s): Nothing Left to Steal
Read-by Date: 14 October 2015 PRE-ORDER ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . This book is currently only available as an e-book, but I can ship a paperback to you from South Africa.
November: Mandla Langa
Book(s): The Texture of Shadows
Read-by-Date: 11 November 2015
December: Niq Mhlongo
Book(s): Way Back Home
Read-by-Date: 16 December 2015
January through May, 2016
Thando Mgqolozana: A Man Who is Not a Man
Mamle Wolo: The Kaya-Girl
Carol Campbell: Esther’s House
Ekow Duker: Dying in New York
Wame Molefhe: Go Tell the Sun
Sabata-mpho Mokae: Book launch this autumn, and he’s taking time for us online as well! Title to be announced in August.