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Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Cassava Republic Press Interview

Book Blast interviews Bibi Bakare-Yusuf founder of Cassava Republic Press Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, tell us a bit about your childhood and where you grew up.   It was a very privileged upbringing in the sense of […]

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In the Company of Men The Ebola Tales Véronqiue Tadjo Review

In the Company of Men – The Ebola Tales by Véronqiue Tadjo is a beautifully written and translated, stark collection of concise narratives about the Ebola epidemic of 2014. A short but unforgettable novel, it […]

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A Long Way From Douala Max Lobe Review

A Long Way From Douala by Max Lobe is an entertaining, edgy read about serious subjects, including violence, terrorism, homosexuality and migration. Only yesterday, yet another story about small boats carrying migrants crossing the English […]

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Alastair Niven OBE LVO Lecturer & Arts Administrator Interview

BookBlast interview with Alastair Niven OBE LVO lecturer & arts administrator Alastair Niven, where were you born and brought up? Were you a happy child?  I was born in a nursing home in Edinburgh.  It […]

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In Glad or Sorry Hours A Memoir Alastair Niven Review

BookBlast reviews In Glad or Sorry Hours, a memoir by Alastair Niven OBE LVO Hon FRS, formerly Director General of The Africa Centre, Director of Literature at the Arts Council of Great Britain and of […]

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Your Feet Will Lead You Where your Heart Is Bakwa Books Review

The ten young writers from Cameroon and Nigeria showcased in the bilingual anthology out with Bakwa Books, Your Feet Will Lead You Where your Heart Is (Le Crépuscule des âmes sœurs), edited by Dzekashu Macviban […]

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Top 10 Black Classics for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s Top 10 Black Classics are not only for independent discerning minds but also the curious, general reader. Prejudice is a result of ignorance. The prolific outpouring of support in the press, book trade newsletters […]

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Choix Goncourt UK Launch Spotlight

The arrival of the Choix Goncourt in the UK was announced by Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature: “When the date of this event was set, nobody knew that a crucial election […]