What Would You Say to an Author?
You guys are the best. I have been getting your questions and comments for our first author, Futhi Ntshingila, and I am really proud to send them to her. You guys really read and think like pros!
If you haven’t submitted your questions, you can still get them to me by midnight tonight. I’m sending everything to her at one time, tomorrow morning, so she can take a week to give you equally thoughtful replies. And next week, when the questions and answers are posted, I’ll also announce the winner of a signed copy of her book!!
In the meantime, I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos from readers. Talk about taking African literature global…literally!
If you haven’t already started on the next book, please get it ordered asap, because it does take a bit for these books to arrive to stock in the U.S. We will be reading Rusty Bell, and will need questions and comments for that one by mid-August.
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.