Editor’s Book Pick of the Month: ‘Divided By The Word’ Zulu vs Xhosa:

AFRICA THOUGHT – News features, commentaries, analyses, interviews & Op-ed. South Africa has 12 official languages. The two most dominant are isiZulu and isiXhosa. While the Zulu and Xhosa people share a rich common history, they have also found themselves engaged in ethnic conflict and division, notably during urban wars between 1990 and 1994. A new book, Divided by the Word, examines this history – and […]

Book of Pick of the Month: A Children’s Book Celebrating Women in Ghana’s History

BLACK PEOPLE READ By Nikitta Dede Adjirakor A new children’s book, Black and Bold Queens: Women in Ghana’s History explores the lives of 16 notable female pioneers and leaders in the West African country, with a strong focus on the independence period of the 1950s and 1960s. It was written by Dr Nikitta Dede Adjirakor, a writer and academic […]

Three Books That Distinguishes Toyin Falola as Nigeria’s famous decolonial scholar

BLACK PEOPLE READ Toyin Falola has turned 70. Image courtesy Olusegun Olopade By Sasnya Osha Toyin Falola, distinguished professor of history, is one of Africa’s most accomplished intellectuals. Born Oloruntoyin Falola in 1953 in the Nigerian city of Ibadan, he grew up in a sprawling, polygamous household that practiced Islam, Christianity and ancient Yoruba spirituality. […]

Book Picks of the Month: Here Are Seven South African ‘Travelogues’ For Recommended Reading

BLACK PEOPLE READ Travel writing in Africa is often associated with colonial ventures of the past or white adventure pursuits of today. But Africans themselves have long produced captivating travel texts in oral and written forms. We need to look beyond narrowly western or white accounts as travel writing is produced across the world by an extensive range of writers. Literary ezines (electronic magazines on the […]

Book Pick of the Month

AFRICA THOUGHT – News features, commentaries, analyses, interviews & Op-ed. The House of Eve By Sadeqa Johnson From the award-winning author of Yellow Wife, a daring and redemptive novel set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice […]

Black People Read’ (BPR) Campaign

AFRICA THOUGHT – News features, commentaries, analyses, interviews & Op-ed. The ‘Black People Read’ campaign has been launched. An initiative by The African Times/USA, it is designed to promote and sustain the reading culture among Black people around the world. In times past, it was often derisively said that if you want to hide something […]