Set in the music wars of Lesotho, the new novel by the South African author tells of a wandering minstrel whose hit song leads to his downfall.
He is the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to lift the Prix Goncourt, one of the book world’s most important prizes. And his win matters.
His novels delve deeply into family separation, endless betrayals of core familial relations, and the inexorable pull of the lost past.
Undocumented for decades, black South African feminists are increasingly visible. The essays in Surfacing present 22 leading thinkers.
Aliens arrive in Lagos in Nnedi Okorafor's celebrated sci-fi novel Lagoon – and with them they bring a future free of restrictive gender norms.
J.P Clark's work moved beyond agitating for justice in Nigeria's Niger Delta. He was in love with nature.