Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Harmattan Rain follows three generations of women as they cope with family, love and life. A few years before Ghana’s independence, Lizzie-Achiaa’s lover disappears. Intent on finding him, she runs away from... Read more »

KMT: In the House of Life by Ayi Kwei Armah

Mourning a lost friend, Lindela, the narrator of KMT, Ayi Kwei Armah’s seventh novel, plunges into history, seeking meaning in life’s flow. Loving companions – an Egyptologist and two traditionalists – show... Read more »

God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène crafts a richly visceral story about a railroad strike in French colonial Africa. There are a large cast of characters that are situated throughout French colonial Africa (primarily Bamako, Thiès,... Read more »

Why Are We So Blest? by Ayi Kwei Armah

What a farce, scholarships! The blood money never went to any of us for our intelligence. It was always payment for obedience. BEFORE THE WHITE MEN CAME. Ten pages of blood and... Read more »

Osiris Rising by Ayi Kwei Armah

Osiris Rising, Ayi Kwei Armah’s sixth novel, is structured after Africa’s oldest narrative, the Isis-Osiris myth cycle. Traveling to Africa on a search for lifework and love, Ast, a scholar that is... Read more »

The Resolutionaires by Ayi Kwei Armah

As a professional interpreter, Nefert works at conferences where Africa’s rulers meet not to solve the continent’s problems, but to resolve to beg for solutions from past and present masters. She knows... Read more »

Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah

A member of the African elite groping its way out of the background of slavery and colonialism, Baako sees his education as preparation for lifework of socially innovative artist. His family, more... Read more »

The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah

African history turns on a tension between divisive forces, exploiting ethnic and class differences for quick profits, and unifiers, sacrificing narrow sectional advantages for the greater good. Over the centuries, the divisive... Read more »

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

The Beautiful One (Wn Nefer in ancient Eqyptian) was the spirit of social change, guardian to devotees of progressive transformations, aka the beautiful ones. This novel contemplates the promised coming of such... Read more »

Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah

As we read Ayi Kwei Armah Two Thousand Seasons, two things immediately came to our minds: Akala’s track from his The Thieves Banquet album “Maangamizi”[1]Being so moved by this book, C-101 editors... Read more »