Ainehi Edoro

Critic

UK

Ainehi Edoro holds a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. She loves teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where she plays and experiments with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Side Babies: Contemporary Women in Africa

Date: 20 May 2016 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
Zainab Omaki’s Side Babies is a collection of short stories exploring the lives of women. The debut collection comes as a recent addition to the fast growing catalogue of UK-based publishing house Bahati Books. The modern African woman takes center stage in all seven stories inspired by the realities of being female in a place such as Nigeria. Omaki presents beautiful accounts of women set on journeys of self-discovery even as they are caugh ...

Known and Strange Things: Essays

Date: 09 Aug 2016 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
In Teju Cole’s new book, Known and Strange Things, there are 50+ essays. Cole is a busy writer. In the last 8 years, he has written lots of essays and literary sketches, all of which are scattered across various publications, online sites, and social media platforms. Known and Strange Things is the first attempt to collect some of these writings in one place. The book is an intimate encounter with Cole’s intellectual universe. It covers hi ...

Foreign Gods Inc.

Date: 07 Oct 2014 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
The gods in Okey Ndibe’s second novel, Foreign Gods Inc., are playthings for the rich and the famous. They undergo the indignity of being stolen or exiled and then bought and sold like common articles of trade. Even Nietzsche, for whom gods were disposal beings, would have been scandalized by the idea of gods turned commodity. He would have felt a bit queasy at the thought of high-end “god shops” in bustling American cities where Hollywood ...

We Are All Blue

Date: 15 Jan 2016 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
Donald Molosi’s latest offering is a book containing two of his most influential plays — Blue, Black and White and Motswana: Africa, Dream Again. In Blue, Black and White, Molosi blends a bit of aesthetic experimentation and engaging storytelling to create a heartwarming and relatable story. The award-winning play is the “longest running one-man show in Botswana’s history” and explores the powerful ...

Daughters Who Walk This Path

Date: 10 Apr 2012 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
The world abounds with novels about violence against women. So why should you read Daughters Who Walk This Path, Kilanko’s rewrite of a motif that has inspired everyone from Shakespeare (Rape of Lucrece) to Alice Walker (The Color Purple)? You should because Kilanko does smart and masterful things with the genre. It’s the 1980s in Ibadan, the city of seven hills and little Morayo is as happy as a lark. Kachi, the boy she’s been crushi ...