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!