A Scapegoat and Messiah in Roland Rugero's Baho!

  Uzoma Ihejirika Translators are faced with the difficult task of reconstructing meaning across languages and cultures. Christopher Schaefer undertakes this task in Baho!, Roland Rugero’s second novel (originally published in French) and also, according to the publisher, the first…

The Sound of Things to Come and the Smallness of the World

Uzoma Ihejirika There is a saying that the world is a small place, that there is always someone who knows someone who knows us. Ours, we have come to believe, is a far-flung, yet close by neighborhood. In The Sound…

The Insanity of Power

Sanya Osha Unconcerned with creating fully fledged characters, Sony Labou Tansi’s The Shameful State highlights the farcical and gruesome nature of extreme power.     A Review of The Shameful State  Sony Labou Tansi, trans. Dominic Thomas, Indiana University Press,…

Imbolo Mbue's "Million-Dollar" Novel: Behold the Dreamers

Originally published in Scribbles from the Den Dibussi Tande     Imbolo Mbue. (March 15, 2016). Behold the Dreamers: A Novel. New York: Random House, 384 pages. Formats: Ebook, Audio, Hardcover. Available on pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.…

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