My First Book Giveaway

I’ve been blogging, and loving it,  for almost seven months now.  So I think that my first giveaway is in order, don’t you :)? I am giving away, to one lucky winner, a copy of African Love Stories.  This anthology of  21 stories, written by some of the best writers on the African literary scene, is really a amazing book.  Here is an excerpt from my review of the book:

The collection deals with the full gamut of love and loving; the process of falling in love, the joys and the pain, the illusions, the betrayals, the forbidden and the consequences. The cast of characters and their relationships are varied; opposite and same-sex lovers, parent and child, uncle and niece, native and foreigner, a citizen and her community. These stories are diverse, complex, nuanced as the African continent. However, each character’s love plays out against the familiar African issues of socio-economic inequalities and political upheavals. Yet, the stories reveal dissimilar reactions against the familiar terrain. Proponents of the notion of the ‘one African story’, of a ‘real Africa’ will be disappointed. For this collection shows Africa in all its colors and complexities.

This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway. To enter this contest, please leave a comment and don’t forget to include your email address.  The last date of entry is 12 noon GMT on Friday, October 8th. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced shortly thereafter. Good Luck!

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27 comments

  1. I recently read and posted on the 2009 and 2008 Caine Prize for best African Literature and would love to win this work-thanks for the opportunity

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  2. Oh goodness, this looks really cool. I love short stories, and I’ve been trying to find some more good books by African authors. Please sign me up. 🙂
    eeoshiel(at)uncg(dot) edu

    -Emily @ Reading While Female

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  3. Congratulations on your seven months of blogging! This collection of stories sounds wonderful. I’d love to have my name thrown into the hat. Thanks!
    inspringthedawn at gmail dot com

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  4. Congratulations on completing seven months in the blogosphere, Kinna! This book looks really wonderful showing love in all its manifestations!

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  5. Please include me in the drawing. I have just finished a challenge to read books from all the continents and when I was looking for the Africa book I realised that my knowledge of African literature is almost exclusively about South Africa. I would love to discover some new African authors from different countries. It doesn’t hurt that they’re all women.

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  6. Congratulations on your blogging milestone! This looks like a great book and an opportunity to read more African literature. My email: lindsayla18 {at} gmail {dot} com. Thanks!

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  7. I just found your blog! This book looks wonderful, and I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Congratulations on hosting your first! My email: erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com. Thanks!

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  8. Very cool Kinna! Don’t include me, as I already have books on their way to me from you so I’ll let someone else have a chance 🙂 BUT congratulations on 7 months! Here’s to many many more.

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  9. Hey Kinna,

    I am really glad we were able to connect on Twitter. I’ve been tearing through your posts and I like what I see (loved The Good Morrow). I’ve added several of the books on your reading list.

    Keep up the good work!

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  10. Oh my goodness, I am so excited! I found you quite by accident, but if you are reviewing books like this one, I will definitely be coming back! I’ve had this book on my to-read list for quite a while, and the only reason I haven’t read it yet is that I can’t find it in my local library and haven’t yet made the splurge to buy it! Of course, I’d love to win. The editor of this anthology — Ama Ata Aidoo — has been a great favorite of mine ever since I read her short story collection “No Sweetness Here”. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on reaching 7 months of blogging!

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  11. I am a new e-mail subscriber so I am happy to find your blog. I am
    enjoying your previous posts. Thank you for this giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for seven months. I’m a big fan of short stories so would like to be entered for this giveaway. I haven’t read much African fiction, although I have Adichie’s ‘Half of Yellow Sun’ on my TBR.

    My e-mail: chasingbawa[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. Congratulations on your first giveaway Kinna. And what a great giveaway it looks to be. I’ll put my name in to the hat for this one.
    Warmest regards
    Rob

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  14. A friend told about this book and once I saw the editor of the book, I knew right away that it would be an interesting read.

    Please enter me. My email address is: geosireads[at]yahoo[dot]com.

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  15. I remember your review very well and was reminded of it recently because there was a seminar about it at bokmässan, it was one of the things I really wanted to see.

    So generous of you to give this away, please enter me: irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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