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Tsitsi Dangarembga releases ‘This Mournable Body’, the final book in her trilogy
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Arts, Culture and Sport Tsitsi Dangarembga releases ‘This Mournable Body’, the final book in her trilogy

Twenty-nine years after the world-famous Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga’s first novel, Nervous Conditions, comes the last book of her thrilling trilogy. In ‘This Mournable Body’, fans will once again encounter the protagonist Tambudzai Sigauke, but this time as an adult struggling to survive.

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world
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Arts, Culture and Sport Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society. Other great African literary works on the list include Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Children of Gebelawi written by Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.

Prof Wole Soyinka urges Nigeria’s anti-corruption body to arrest corrupt leaders
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Arts, Culture and Sport Prof Wole Soyinka urges Nigeria’s anti-corruption body to arrest corrupt leaders

Nigeria’s anti-corruption body has been criticised by the public for its perceived soft stance on political actors. Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka recently addressed the 8th Commonwealth Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies, and urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest corrupt leaders.

Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda’s Americanah named among 100 Books to feature in ‘The Great American Read’
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Arts, Culture and Sport Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda’s Americanah named among 100 Books to feature in ‘The Great American Read’

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling book Americanah have been named in the list of 100 Books to feature in ‘The Great American Read’ TV Series. The series “celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)”.

Things Fall Apart named one of 12 novels considered the “Greatest Book Ever Written”
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Arts, Culture and Sport Things Fall Apart named one of 12 novels considered the “Greatest Book Ever Written”

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.