Wednesday, 17 January 2018



Further Glimpses into African Literature

Edited by I. M. Soqaga (above) and O Bolaji

Publisher: Eselby Jnr Publications, Bloemfontein, South Africa..

First published, January, 2018.

Dedicated to the late Flaxman Qoopane

This book follows on the heels of the work, Glimpses into African Literature, edited by I M Soqaga, 2015. There are about 30 essays, book reviews, and/or profiles on African writers, et al in this new work. Essays here include those on Jagua Nana (Ekwensi), Houseboy (Oyono), Mine Boy (Peter Abrahams), Father of Letters (Qoopane), The Secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives (Shoneyin), Khanyi Mbau biography, Charles Mungoshi’s new book, The Man Died (Soyinka), July’s People (Nadine Gordimer), Efunsetan Aniwura, Leseli Mokhele, The poetry of Tiisetso Thiba, People of the Townships (Bolaji), Shehu Sanni, Memory Chirere, Ellen Banda-Aaku, Dillibe Onyeama, Vonani Bila, Maxwell Kanemanyanga, Richard Rive, Laureta Ngcobo, Elechi Amadi, Adebayo Faleti, Buchi Emecheta, Isidore Okpewho, Heidi Holland, Flaxman Qoopane, and Keorapetse Kgositsile.

‘This new work is a sequel to the book, Glimpses into African Literature (2015) which was edited by I.M. Soqaga. Here, a miscellany of essays and book reviews whisk us along into the literary work of dozens of Southern African, East African, and West African writers and poets.  
The last section of this work- IN MEMORIAM - is particularly poignant, focusing on a number of outstanding, now deceased writers; including Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo, Buchi Emecheta, Flaxman Qoopane, Heidi Holland, and Keorapetse Kgositsile. This book is a must for all those interested in African Writing.’
From the blurb

1 comment:

  1. Congrats once again, Mr Soqaga. What an exciting way to start the new year.