I have been absent from my blog for a while. A lot of things have happened in my life since I last blogged. I have married and I have tried moving out of my residence. My research work has taken most of my time; hence my reading has suffered seriously. This means that I have not been able to review any book.
However, I have been presented with an e-copy of an new book titled 'African Roar' by one of the contributors. The beauty about this anthology of short stories is that it was a collaboration of authors and writers on StoryTime, an online blog that invites stories from Africans across the continent. It is, thus, refreshing to know that Africans are taking technology to the next level and are making the best use of it. This collaboration is the brainchild of author Ivor Hartmann with support from Emmanuel Sigauke. All stories in this anthology are by Africans and the contents addresss Africans. It is very different from novels written by Africans in the disapora and those westernized stories. I am hereby not reviewing the novel. As I have promised a proper review would follow soon, but I cannot help but to report on this. I am touched and happy.
Each of the stories in the novel would touch a different nerve. They address simple issues from the domestic to the political. Keep watching this place for the review.