Category Archives: African Education

The River and the Source by Margaret Ogola, book review

The River and the Source is among the few out-standing works tagged African literature. In this novel touching on family ties and continuity of the authentic African social fabric, Margaret Ogola exemplified her prowess in creative writing in a captivating and informative narrative. The River and the Source Novel was first published in 1994, and… Read More »

Scarlet Song by Mariama Ba, Summary and Book Review

Plot Summary The novel Scarlet Song by Mariama Ba focuses on the theme of love, and narrates the story of two youngsters. Ousmane Gueye (a Senegalese) and Mireille (daughter of a French diplomat). The two young people are from highly diverse backgrounds, but are bound together by love. At the beginning of the novel, the reader is introduced to… Read More »

A Meeting in the Dark – Ngungi Wa Thing’o (Book Report)

Summary and Review A meeting in the dark is a short story by Kenya’s prolific writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The story is set in Kenya, among the Kikuyu community. The story is about a young man called John, who is among the few young men in his community to have acquired the ‘white man’s education’.… Read More »