December 4, 2019

Thanksgiving has just gone by and accompanying this US holiday is Native American Heritage month. Native Americans are quick to be associated with the past and a bygone way of living; a different world altogether from the USA we know today. Whilst communities and terri...

November 23, 2019

Dame Carol Ann Duffy is undoubtedly one of the most important poets of the late 20th/early 21st century and, as 2019 marks her resignation as Poet Laureate and her visit to Canterbury, it is imperative to explore the impact she has had on poetry and literature.

Duffy’s...

November 21, 2019

Call me a cynic, but I usually roll my eyes at attempts to hold ‘cultural evenings,’ because they tend to reduce the culture at hand to a commodity, something to be consumed. However, the recent event at Waterstones Canterbury truly encapsulated Indian culture and serv...

October 30, 2019

Images courtesy of books2africa.org

Weary from the long and treacherous journey, Ariyike collapsed on her small Vodafoam mattress in the corner of her room and slowly drifted to sleep as the sun set on her town in Osun state. That night she would dream of the journey ah...

October 28, 2019

For a long time, the holy trinity – Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Maya Angelou – have dominated the literary field as black female writers. It is a rarity for authors to achieve mass recognition, but these women made it despite the barriers from the literary landsca...

October 27, 2019

Why is it that some people are so drawn to one location or choose to set up home in a particular area? What draws us in and pulls us towards places that we may have ever only encountered once in our lives?  

Author Kate Morton beautifully uses language to explore s...

October 15, 2019

Valerie Tagwira is both a doctor and an author. Her novel, which won Outstanding Fiction Book’ at the National Arts Merit Award for Literature (NAMA) in 2008, explores challenges faced by Zimbabweans citizens in their day to day lives. It also takes a look at Operation...

October 3, 2019

Image: Facebook | Mukuka Chipanta 

Mukuka Chipanta is a Zambian born author and aerospace engineer, currently living in Washington DC. He grew up in Kitwe, a Zambian mining town which makes his book A Casualty of Power all the more relevant and interesting. The award-wi...

September 30, 2019

Image: Flickr | Neil H 

Even though there were only three books to purchase for the module, your bank account started crying the moment you entered the pin code in. Books, just as bedsheets, Kent hoodies or a K-Pass are one of the first essential purchases you will make...

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