Tag: HJ Golakai

  • Cynthia Jele short story to kick off Long Story Short Project

    Cynthia Jele short story to kick off Long Story Short Project

    There are so many events in and around the African Literature sphere in the very recent. One of the ones which I have been tracking and that interests me very much is the Long Story Short project which is the brainchild of Yewande Omotoso. Omotoso for the uninformed most recently was announced as one of…

  • HJ Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect now in Italian

    HJ Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect now in Italian

    The Lazarus Effect is a book that was published a few years ago by Liberian Hawa Golakai or HJ Golakai. It is a crime fiction novel about an investigative reporter Voinjama “Vee” Johnson who was born in Liberia but is based in South Africa and how she goes around solving the murder of Jaqueline “Jacqui”…

  • A review of Hawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect

    A review of Hawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect

    Book: The Lazarus Effect Author: HJ Golakai Publisher: Kwela Books Year of publication: 2011 Number of pages: 310 Hawa Jande Golakai’s debut novel The Lazarus Effect is what they a “whodunnit”. A young woman called Jaqueline “Jacqui” Paulsen is murdered by an unknown assailant in Cape Town South Africa. She was raised by Adelle Paulsen…