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Postcolonial Writing Revisited

“The Hubris of Public and Personal History in The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino” – A Review by Hollay Ghadery “Zoe’s stagnancy is a fascinating reflection of the seeming impossibility of finding closure amidst the disparate beliefs and attitudes in post-colonial … Continue reading

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“The Afrikaner” like “Gone with the Wind”: A New Blockbuster?

In his ravishing review of “The Afrikaner” on Amazon.com John Harte compares the novel to “Gone with the Wind”. Could the book really become a new blockbuster? We are working on it! Read the whole review here: “Is this novel … Continue reading

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A writer needs to live intensely, harshly, wildly

I absolutely loved doing this interview with Allan Hudson @ South Branch Scribbler. The 4Q format he developed allows to dig into what leads a writer to write the way s/he does. I am grateful for Allan’s attention towards and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Project – Chapter 1 –

With Los Angeles-based, South African-born actor Dennis Kleinman (www.aworldvoice.com), we have started working on an audiobook version of The Afrikaner. Obviously, we will need funds to accomplish our task. I was thus thinking of trying to initiate a crowdfunding campaign with … Continue reading

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Reading Conrad in the Desert

“In the desert, in prison or out at sea, Conrad can be a good companion. I found in his pages a way to exorcise, at least in part, the darkest moments of my life” (The Afrikaner”). “There are several subplots … Continue reading

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Paleontology, intellectual disagreements and the lure of Africa

“I have never understood the lure of Africa; at the end of this novel, I did. […] landscape descriptions are exquisite and closely observed. At the end, I felt I had been there, in these intense, parched African places, tasted … Continue reading

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BOOK SIGNING OF “THE AFRIKANER” IN VAN!

Join me for a chat and book signing of my novel “The Afrikaner” (Guernica, Toronto, 2019) WHERE: Indigo Robson Bookstore (1033 Robson St, Vancouver) WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 1.30 pm-7.00 pm. The Afrikaner: “A tale of hate, love, guilt and … Continue reading

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Life, Possibilities, and the Kalahari’s Many Secrets in The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino

“The Afrikaner (Guernica Editions, 2019) is a powerful novel set in extraordinary locations in Africa, where we encounter some mysterious people […]” Arianna Dagnino was born in Genova, Italy. After Moscow, London, and Boston, she worked in South Africa as … Continue reading

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Yes, Mama Africa left its sign on my skin and in my soul

Excuse this nth bout of self-promotion but among all the beautiful reviews “The Afrikaner” has received on Goodreads, I really felt the urge to share at least one of them with all of you Africa’s lovers – or soon to … Continue reading

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Book Signing of “The Afrikaner” at Indigo Granville in Vancouver (May 24, 3.00 pm-7.00 pm)

Join me for a day of book signing and conversation, on Friday, May 24, at Chapters/Indigo Granville Bookstore in Vancouver. I will be there from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm, with a box of chocolates and personalized bookmarks. Here is … Continue reading

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