Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, Bump, Gabriel. What books are you excited to read this year? Also look out for work from: Ayesha Harruna Attah’s YA novel – The Deep Blue Between, Maame Blue, Thando Mgqolozana, Bryan Washington. More on the ongoing Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week is here. September 25, 2020 last active 7 hours ago, 1,704 members, Along with publishing a first book by an emerging new African poet each year, the Africa Book Fund has also committed to publishing a collected edition of “a major living African poet” each year, and this year it is Gabriel Okara, the only person who could ever be called both “the elder statesman of Nigerian literature and the first Modernist poet of Anglophone Africa.” Those who know, know who he …
We live in a capitalist world, and the easiest way to move the cursor of supply is with demand. October 8, 2020 African American Books. MG/YA/NA #ownvoices. Tags: Africa, African Bureau Stories, children's books, diversity, Ghana, Golden Baobab, inclusivity, Pushkin Press, UK, YA. This is just a snippet of the books 2019 has to offer! September 17, 2020 But why now? New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. Richly imagined with African mythology, art and folk tales, this moving and modern book follows Oto through his life at home and at boarding school in Nigeria, and his ultimate dream of emigrating to a new life in the United States. 0 people liked it. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Ahenkorah said she feels “a deep frustration and disappointment with the fact that children are not being given windows into the world as it really looks. Sign up to get our FREE email edition, Monday to Friday! I understand we all have our differences. Ahmed Yaqoub AlMaazmi, New Books in African StudiesNew Books in AnthropologyNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Political ScienceNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Sociology September 23, 2020 I’ve had my fingers crossed for Martin’s The Waiting and Nnedi’s Ikenga for a while now. The Revisioners, Thompson-Spikes, Nafissa. His wealthy and powerful family are ashamed of him and treat him cruelly to secure his silence. New Books in African StudiesNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Intellectual HistoryNew Books in Middle Eastern StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in the Indian Ocean World Sarah Odedina, an editor-at-large for Pushkin Children’s Books in the UK, and Deborah Ahenkorah, founder of Golden Baobab and publisher at African Bureau Stories in Ghana, first met at a conference in Singapore, and then again at the 2018 Pa Gya! Thanks for stopping by! Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance Zora Neale Hurston. It's easy! So many top authors have books coming out this year! She was the publisher at Bloomsbury Children’s for 14 years, during which time she worked on each of the Harry Potter books. September 24, 2020 “Our meeting, which was scheduled for an hour, went on all day,” said Odedina. last active 2 hours ago.
It was the only way we could be a truly pan-African prize, given that we were run by a small team. I’m eager to read Moore’s memoir, Afia Atakora, Maisy Card and All Boys Aren’t Blue. Despite the rising desire for stories told by diverse authors, Ahenkorah and Odedina believe there is still a lot of work to be done to meet that demand. His twin sister’s love wavers in a world of secrets and lies that seems determined to tear them apart, and Oto must make drastic choices that will alter their lives forever. Reflecting a Diverse Reality in Children’s Books: New African Literature Partnership In News by Hannah Johnson April 2, 2019 Wanting to see more African characters in children’s books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, McMillan, Terry. In Bamboozled by Jesus, a frank and fresh advice book, Orji takes readers on a journey through twenty life lessons, gleaned from her own experiences and her favorite source of inspiration: the Bible. 6. Below is my annual collage of new books to anticipate this year. ( Log Out / October 5, 2020 Just click this button, choose the updates you want, and that's it! Please click on the images to read the blurbs and/or to purchase the books.
literary festival in Accra. “But there aren’t enough voices in that canon for children to enjoy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s almost as if technology came and fueled demand for diverse books, which always existed but was latent.”, Odedina, looking back on her career, recalled a time when publishing wasn’t responsive to diverse stories or characters: “I remember two conversations very vividly. What books are you excited to read this year? Without diverse books, what we are telling children is, ‘Hey look, the world looks only like the people you read about.’”. Below is my annual collage of new books to anticipate this year. More new releases tagged "african american"... Caribbean/West Indian Diaspora Literature - Women (fiction), Whoever Wants Honey Must Brave the Bees: Forthcoming Books for 2017 by Authors of African Descent, The 40 Most Popular Horror Novels of the Last 5 Years, Heart to Heart: Real Talk (Poetry Book Trailer). Ahmed Yaqoub AlMaazmi and Jenny Peruski, NBN Special SeriesNew Books in African StudiesNew Books in ArchaeologyNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books NetworkPrinceton UP Ideas Podcast “The Golden Baobab Prize was started 10 years ago when Internet access was just penetrating the African continent,” she said. I’ve compiled about 80 new African, African-American and Caribbean books that look very promising. Ahenkorah attributes this recent realization of the importance of diversity to technology and online communication.
A few of the African authors the pair has on their radar right now include Ruby Goka, “who writes fabulous books for teens and young adults,” said Odedina; Dela Avemega, writer and illustrator of books for preschool children about life in Accra; and Bontle Senne, South African author of middle-grade books “the world should watch out for,” said Ahenkorah.
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22 members, I’m especially looking forward to the ones by Nnedi, NK Jemisin, Yaa Gyasi and Zora (may she rest in peace), Thanks for stopping by! “We designed the prize to function completely online: receiving submissions, jury meetings, and even announcing winners of the prize. African American. October 12, 2020 Happy New year, Happy New Year ohh! Grant Kleiser.
xx. Will defo add from this list. Why we can't just stand together? I decided to pass by so I can add to my want to read list but it’s been days and I’m having a hard time opening books to read the blurb or anything. 375 books — 135 voters. How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? It’s Not All Downhill from Here (March 2020), Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson. (this post contains Amazon affiliate… Below are 80 new African, African-American and Caribbean books that look very promising. Before joining PP in 2009, she worked as Project Manager at the German Book Office New York. Wanting to see more African characters in children’s books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership. Happy New Year, everyone! 40 best African American books, according to the NAACP Celebrate Black History Month reading these NAACP-nominated books, from fiction to poetry and young adult literature. xx.
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Down the River Unto the Sea. Happy New Year, everyone! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Please click on the images to read the blurbs and/or to purchase the books. Lists. This is just a snippet of the books 2019 has to offer! Lilly Goren, New Books in African StudiesNew Books in BiographyNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Political ScienceNew Books in Politics & Society Everywhere You Don’t Belong Grey,… Both Ahenkorah and Odedina have impressive backgrounds in the book world. Please do share! Madina Thiam, New Books in African StudiesNew Books in British StudiesNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Middle Eastern StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in the Indian Ocean World It is a novel that explores complex desires as well as challenges of family, identity, gender and culture.
Buy it on Amazon. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. We have a display of new African American fiction and non-fiction to celebrate Black History Month. What shocks me is how black people have not yet overcome the odds and we're such strong smart people. “And publishers can see the commercial reality reflected back at them.”. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Hurston, Zora Neale.
( Log Out / ( Log Out / They allhaveawesomecovers me likeyyy, Thank you so much for this list! last active one year ago, 50,506 members, “We put in the work to make sure that the books have a global reach but also a very African reach.”. In recent years, the UK publishing industry, in particular, has made a broad and public effort to embrace diversity, both in terms of the books published and hiring decisions. One when I was told by a salesperson that ‘books with black people on the covers don’t sell,’ and another by a publisher who said that she didn’t publish books with black children in them because ‘she didn’t get those kinds of texts.’”, “Both comments,” Odedina said, “indicated a total lack of respect and understanding of the audience that existed and exist for books with diverse characters. Yaayy!! African writers from Buchi Emecheta, Amos Tutuola, Ama Ata Aidoo and Ousmane Sembene as well as more contemporary voices like Ayesha Harruna Attah, Ayobami Adebayo and Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi are a fantastic part of our global literary culture.
“Our mission,” she said, “is to reach as many writers working in the field of children’s literature on the [African] continent as possible and to find ways of helping some of those writers find worldwide publication.”. Bamboozled by Jesus paints a powerful picture of what it means to say “yes” to your most rewarding life―no matter your beliefs. Change ). ( Log Out / (this post contains Amazon affiliate links).
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