‘Book Reviews’ Archive

Canadian Authors who wrote on Africa April 24, 2021 No Comments

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Covid Stories from East Africa and Beyond: Lived Experiences and Forward-Looking Reflections January 15, 2021 No Comments

Coronavirus happened and is still with us. Its impact has been far reaching, and many lives have been deeply disrupted, even lost. Africans have sought to cope with it in various ways, including giving it names of derision, names of defiance, and names that point to a determination to overcome it. In one of Kenya’s [...]

We read African authors July 5, 2020 No Comments

Quarantine for some is a time for reading. For inspiration, I’d like to share two lists of potential reads – from the Nairobi book club (which I joined in 2018). Since 2013, members have read over 75 books and short stories by African authors (mainly) from over two dozen countries. These works are chronicled in [...]

Padre Miguel: A Memoir of My Experience in Bolivia Amidst Postcolonial Transformation of Church and State, by Michael J. Gillgannon February 18, 2018 No Comments

I (Kathryn Toure) had the honor and pleasure of working with Father Gillgannon on his book. Please read it and review it on Amazon and share as is appropriate. “Padre Miguel” shares wonderful stories about his work alongside the people of Bolivia and about his encounters with teachers, artists, theologians, and others. He recounts his [...]

Behold the Dreamers March 24, 2017 No Comments

They had crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge and were more than halfway back from Washington, D.C., cruising through New Jersey with turnpike signs appearing every few miles. “Tell me about Limbe,” Clark said. “I want to hear about this place where you grew up.” Jende smiled. “Oh, sir,” he said, his voice rising with nostalgia, [...]

Compte-rendu de lecture : Royauté et politique / Royalty and Politics June 14, 2010 No Comments

Compte-rendu de lecture de l’autobiographie de Fo Angwafo III, publié par Langaa, 2009. Par Kathryn Touré, 2010. « Je suis ce que mon père n’était pas, mais je ne pouvais évidemment pas être sans ce que mon père a été. » A l’âge de 84 ans, le 20ième Fon ou roi de Mankon – dans le nord [...]

Book review: Royalty and Politics May 16, 2010 No Comments

by Fo Angwafo III and published by Langaa, 2009; reviewed by Kathryn Toure in 2010. “I am what my father was not, but I clearly couldn’t have been without what my father was.” At the age of 84, the 20th Fon or King of Mankon – in north western Cameroon – relates in 70 pages [...]

Le changement climatique en Afrique de l’Ouest / Climate Change in West Africa May 14, 2010 No Comments

sous la direction de Massimiliano Mondelli, l’Harmattan, 2009 ; revu par Kathryn Touré, 2010 Cette petite collection de 125 pages, constituée d’articles en français et en anglais, est une introduction pour comprendre l’impact du changement climatique en Afrique de l’Ouest et la nécessité de stratégies et de solidarités régionales pour compléter les Programmes d’action nationaux d’adaptation [...]

Climate Change in West Africa / Le changement climatique en Afrique de l’Ouest May 13, 2010 No Comments

edited by Massimiliano Mondelli and published by Harmattan, 2009, reviewed by Kathryn Toure in 2010 This small 125-page collection of papers in French and English is a primer for understanding the impact of climate change in West Africa and the need for regional strategies and solidarities to complement the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs). The [...]