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African Languages Revolution

On March 20, 2016 Jalada Africa, an online journal, published a short story originally written in an African language, with translations in thirty African languages. By taking Ngugi’s Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ: Kana Kĩrĩa Gĩtũmaga Andũ Mathiĩ Marũngiĩ (The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright) and making it the most translated African language story, Jalada made literary history.

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Love Interrupted in Saah Millimono’s Boy, Interrupted

It is easy to come across writers gifted in comic writing; those with an eye for the insanely comical, as well as those who recount the horrors of human behavior; carefully highlighting the manifestation of traits hidden within the recesses of our subconscious, waiting for the right opportunity to surface. Hardly, do we see a writer who is adept at highlighting both the comic and the tragic. Saah Millimono succeeds in this feat, and with almost no transition, lively hilarious prose gives way to a sinister tale detailing the horrors of war in Liberia in 1990.