Nigerian Literature

10 Books Inspired by African Oral Traditions

A recommendation of 10 Books that were inspired, to varying degrees, by African Oral Traditions

‘The Girl with the Louding Voice’ by Abi Daré

Review of Abi Daré’s touching novel ‘The Girl With the Louding Voice’

In Conversation with Margaret Busby

Ghanaian-born literary giant, Margaret Busby, talks to Alessandra about her second and most recent anthology, ‘New Daughters of Africa’

‘The Famished Road’ by Ben Okri

Review of Ben Okri’s ‘The Famished Road’, the first book in a trilogy that includes ‘Songs of Enchantment’ and ‘Infinite Riches’.

In Conversation with The Sankofa Book Club

Akua Boateng and Melody Obeng, co-founders of The Sankofa Book Club, talk to Alessandra about life, books, and the stories that inspire them

Literandra at The Sankofa Book Club

Alessandra and Akaninyene join The Sankofa Book Club for their thirty-fifth podcast episode

In Conversation with Leye Adenle

Leye Adenle, author of ‘Easy Motion Tourist’ talks to Alessandra about his thriller series, and the real-life stories that inspired them

In Conversation with Chigozie Obioma

Two-time ManBooker Prize Shortlisted Author, Chigozie Obioma talks to Alessandra in a SPOTLITE Exclusive interview.

In Conversation with Toni Kan

Toni Kan talks to Alessandra in a three-part SPOTLITE exclusive interview.

‘Born on a Tuesday’ by Elnathan John

Elnathan John’s novel ‘Born on a Tuesday’, a Nigerian Bildungsroman, recently won the 2019 ‘LES…