Heinemann African Writers Series and Nthikeng Mohlele

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I recently discovered a list of African literature I hadn’t previously known about. Have you ever heard of the Heinemann African Writers Series? Click on the name to link to the Wikipedia site with the full description. In short, I have a lot more reading to do. Thanks, Lungile Mtshiliba, for introducing me to this series!

I’ve read that Pearson Education has since picked up the series, but I haven’t seen a recent list of AWS books (please anyone who knows if it’s still going, update me!)

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Rusty Bell, being read in America: Georges Island in Boston Harbor, with skyline in background
(c) 2015 by featured reader, Caroline Tanski.
Want to become a Featured Reader? It’s Easy! Click here for details.

For today, we’re working through Traveling MarLa’s list of modern African authors, and it’s your last day to submit questions and photos for August’s author, Nthikeng Mohlele. We’ve been reading Rusty Bell and Small Things, and his bold use of the unreliable narrator has our featured readers talking!

I’m excited to send Mr. Mohlele your questions and publish his responses here in a future post. One of you who are sending questions or photos will be winning a signed book from Nthikeng Mohlele!

To see how our Q&A works with these wonderful authors, take a look at July’s beautiful responses from author Futhi Ntshingila, by clicking here.

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In the meantime, please make sure you’ve ordered your copy of either Everyday Wife, or Taller Than Buildings by September’s author, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers. I will give detailed descriptions of her books in an upcoming post as well.

Happy Writer Wednesday, readers!

Love, MarLa

Upcoming Books:

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 marla@marlasinkdruzgal.com

October: Mzilikazi wa Afrika
Book(s): Nothing Left to Steal
Read-by Date: 14 October 2015 PRE-ORDER ASAP by emailing marla@marlasinkdruzgal.com . 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 (paper edition ships from SA. Order ASAP via MarLa)
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 (pre-order through Traveling MarLa)
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.

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