Canongate 2016; £9.99 Knut Hamsun (1859 – 1952) is certainly not among the most popular names in the literary field. Born in poverty in the Norwegian municipality of Lom, his early years were predominantly filled up with joyless and often painful memories. In time, and by force of circumstance, he eventually finds refuge in … More Hunger

Taduno’s Song

  (Canongate, 2016); pbk. £10.99   Dear readers, a new and powerfully intriguing novel just hit the literary market. The 4th of August is the date announced by Canongate Books for the publishing of the Nigerian novel Taduno’s Song (2016). “A novel about love,” it says on the back cover, “about sacrifice, about courage.” I … More Taduno’s Song