A few book recommendations from Cajetan Iheka

In our last episode with Cajetan Iheka, when we talked about his book Naturalizing Africa, he shared a few book recommendations. In case you missed the titles and authors, here they are listed and linked:

  1. American War by Omar El Akkad is a futuristic novel that looks at America within a second civil war context, in which the south (the Confederacy) is winning.
  2. Homegoing, is a work of fiction set in both Ghana and the United States, written by Yaa Gyasi, a Ghanaian-American author.
  3. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is about the Cameroon financial crisis of 2008 and its impact on an American executive and a driver in NYC. 
  4. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor is by Rob Nixon.
  5. A Critique of Black Reason is by Achille Mbembe.  
  6. Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria by Omolade Adunbi was first mentioned by Kim when she connected it to the oil aspects in American War, leading to both her and Iheka agreeing to it being an amazing read. Tune in to our next episode on Tuesday featuring Adunbi.

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