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Welcome to the next generation of African writers. They’re young, multi-lingual, and breaking out of all the old literary boxes. This hour, why Africa has one of the most exciting literary scenes on the planet.
It’s time for you to meet the next wave of African fiction and our guest has compiled their writing together in the book “Africa39” – an anthology of 39 African writers under the age of 39.
A fantasy novel written by a Somali-American Mennonite raised in the US who wrote it while teaching English during a civil war in what is now South Sudan and then revised it in Egypt.
No discussion of genre fiction would be complete without science fiction. And an alien invasion. That’s the premise of “Lagoon" set in Lagos, Nigeria.
African Genre Fiction is breaking the mold of African literature. And “Broken Monsters” certainly does that. It is a crime novel written by a white South African that is set in Detroit.
Hans Ulrich Obrist's dangerous idea is to create a museum for projects that haven't been completed—he calls it "A Palace of Unbuilt Roads."
On our minds this week is the continuing racial tension in our country. And Poet Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem about race really got us thinking.
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