Reading

‘The Shadow King’ by Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste’s homage to the women who fought in the 1935 war against Italy.

Literandra at The Sankofa Book Club

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

In conversation with Jennifer N. Makumbi and Sylvia Arthur

Libreria Podcast recording with Alessandra, Jennifer N. Makumbi, and Sylvia Arthur.

‘An Act of Defiance’ by Irene Sabatini

Literandra Review of Irene Sabatini’s forthcoming novel ‘An Act of Defiance’.

In Conversation with Sara Collins

Sara Collins talks to Alessandra about her debut novel and future plans in an eight-part SPOTLITE exclusive interview

‘The Girl With the Hazel Eyes’ by Callie Browning

Book Review of Callie Browning’s debut novel ‘The Girl With the Hazel Eyes’

‘Silence Is My Mother Tongue’ by Sulaiman Addonia

‘But I carry history in my blood’ (‘Silence Is My Mother Tongue’).

‘Elsewhere, Home’ by Leila Aboulela

Review of Leila Aboulela’s short story collection, exploring notions of migration, belonging and ‘home’.

In Conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn

Nicole Dennis-Benn talks to Alessandra about her new book ‘Patsy’ in a four-part SPOTLITE exclusive interview

‘Of Women and Frogs’ by Bisi Adjapon

Review of an exciting yet socially critical coming-of-age-story, a feminist manifesto in the guise of a brilliantly written novel.

‘Washington Black’ by Esi Edugyan

A story about scientific discoveries, the meaning of freedom, friendship, and family.

20 Questions with Ayesha Harruna Attah

Meet the author of ‘The Hundred Wells of Salaga’: Ayesha Harruna Attah.