Wednesday, July 9, 2014

50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read






Bryony Rheam's debut novel, 'This September Sun', has been chosen as one of the 50 books by African women that everyone should read before they die. The list has been compiled by Dele Meiji Fatunia and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed ahead of Africa Writes - the Royal African Society's annual literary festival - which is possibly the UK's largest celebration of African books and literature.
Bryony joins other Zimbabwean women writers on the list - Yvonne Vera, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zukiswa Wanner and NoViolet Bulawayo.

'This September Sun' won Best First Book at the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Awards in 2010 after being published in Zimbabwe by 'amaBooks and went on to be published in the United Kingdom by Parthian Books. It is soon to be published in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan by Longhorn Press.

The full list of the 50 books can be found through the following links:

http://bookshybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/50-books-by-african-women-that-everyone.html

http://www.gatewayforafrica.org/blog/50-books-african-women-everyone-should-read

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I read your book.I would like to share a little bit.This September Sun won the Best First Book prize at the 2010 Zimbabwe Book Publishers' Association Awards. The book is a narrative of the lives of two ladies, the sentimental Evelyn and her granddaughter Ellie.growing up in post-Independence Zimbabwe, Ellie longs for a life past the limitations residential area Bulawayo, a wish that in the long run materializes when she moves to the United Kingdom. Nonetheless, life there is not all she envisioned it to be, yet it is the homicide of her grandma that inevitably brings her back home and powers her to face some hard home truths through the disentangling of since quite a while ago hid family privileged insights. Thanks all.;)
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