A compelling and unique autobiography by an African woman with little formal education, less privilege, and almost no experience of books or writing Mpho s voice is a voice almost never heard in literature or history, a voice from within the struggle of ordinary African women to negotiate a world
In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru, struggling amid political upheaval to find a life for himself away from the hills As th
Basali means women and is one of the most common exclamations in the Sesotho language These stories in Sesotho ised English reveal a way of life and a way of perceiving that is unique in African literature The stores offer glimpses of traditional healers, circumcision schools, witches, bride
The Kingdom of Lesotho is a mountainous enclave in southern Africa, and like mountain zones throughout the world it is isolated, steeped in tradition, and home to few outsiders The people, known as Basotho, are respected in the area as the only tribe never to be defeated by European colonizers n nG
Development, it is generally assumed, is good and necessary, and in its name the West has intervened, implementing all manner of projects in the impoverished regions of the world When these projects fail, as they do with astonishing regularity, they nonetheless produce a host of regular and unackno
How we buried Puso is a novel which deals with themes characteristic of post colonial African literature identity, spirituality, community, and Africanness It examines the impact of exile on the individual and the community, as well as the related problem of alienation The themes of colonialism
A young man takes three journeys, through Greece, India and Africa He travels lightly, simply To those who travel with him and those whom he meets on the way including a handsome, enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers and a woman on the edge he is the Follower, the Lover and the
South Africa is the most popular kid on the block in Africa and it s easy to see why The southern end of Africa teems with adventure hike, bike and fly amid craggy peaks and open plains, catch a tantalising glimpse of streakily painted zebras in the savanna, encounter the vibrant cultures of San,
1985 In a mountain village in Lesotho, a father rages as a mother weeps Shot dead their only daughter Rose, a teacher, and her husband Jake, an activist and poet South Africa s laws forced them into exile, while hooded gunmen took their lives Amid the sorrow and commotion of funeral preparation
Mofolo s novel is an allegory in which a young African in search of truth and virtue journeys to a land where white men help bring him to Christian salvation.
In Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda s acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a professional mourner in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa Day after day he attends funerals in the townships, dressed with dignity in a threadbare suit, cape, and battered top hat, to comfort the grieving families of t
Wolraad Steyn, his palms sweating, clasped and unclasped the hand that would plunge the dagger His father noticed this and frowned They were standing apart from the other dark suited and solemn men gathered there in that farmhouse n nHe who betrays the Brotherhood nwill be destroyed by the Broth
This African collection is beautifully illustrated with hand sewn embroidered artwork decorated with African beads on a silk base The eight tales are from Ghana, Senegal, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Sudan, Swaziland and Ethiopia each is prefaced by a short introduction to the country.
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered Now humankind s most thrilling fantasies have come true Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them for a price n nUntil somethi