Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:16

The Black Lake

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Author: Hella S Haase Publ: Portobello, £9.99 Reviewer: Arnie Joahill Credit: Socialist Review – February 2013 The Black Lake is a novel about two boys, one native Indonesian, the other colonial Dutch, from birth to…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:14

The Ringtone And The Drum

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Editor: Mark Weston Publ: Zero Books, £15.99 Reviewer: Leo Zeilig Credit: Socialist Review: February 2013 issue Africa is maligned in the media, almost exclusively written about using racial clichés is prone to terrible stereotypes about…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:10

Reading Contemporary African LIterature

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Editors: Reuben Makayiko Chirambo and J K S Makokha Publ: Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, 2013. 443 pp. ISBN (Hb): 978-90-420-3675-8 Reading Contemporary African Literature brings together scholarship on, critical debates about, and examples of reading…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:04


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Northrup - The Life of William Northrup MacMillan Author: Judy Aldrick Publisher: Old Africa Books; ISBN 978-9966-7570-0-5 Reviewer: Zahir Suleman The torrent of opinion and analysis on the Internet - sometimes masquerading as fact and…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:54

Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution:

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Mechanisms for Legal Redress in the Muslim Community Sharia or Islamic law is a much misunderstood system – vilified in some parts of the world and idolized in others. In the Western world it is…
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2013 marks Indian cinema’s centennial. Contrary to popular perception, particularly on the international stage, Indian cinema is complex and multifaceted and includes productions in several Indian languages and a complex mix of genres: commercial formula…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:29

Stephane Hessel (1916-2016)

The Man behind Outrage, Protest And Resistance, Will Inspire Forever French resistance hero, holocaust survivor and co-author of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Stephane Hessel, whose 2010 manifesto "He died overnight," said his wife Christiane…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:23

Obituary: Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

The death of Chinua Achebe leads Ayodele Jabbar to recall the legacy of literature he left behind. Chinua Achebe, the great pioneer of African writing, died age 82 on 21 March in Boston. Achebe was…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:08

Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer

An icon of communal and religious harmony A world renowned religious reformer and peace activist passed away on 14 May, 2013 at his residence in Mumbai.DrAsghar Ali Engineer was not so well known in East…
Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:39

Fragments of A Legacy

Edited and compiled by Benegal Pereira I have sought to focus this compilation essentially on John Maximian Nazareth’s contribution on the pre independence period in Kenya. I would like to thank the following persons who…