AWS is Back

I had always thought that Heinemann had stopped work on its African Writers Series, but Percy Zvomuya of the Mail & Guardian reports that the publishers want the series to continue, and are considering new manuscripts. They are also reissuing eight of their back titles as classics editions: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease, Bessie Head’s Maru and When Rain Clouds Gather, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat, Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North, Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood and Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter.

The introduction for the classics edition of Season of Migration to the North is written by Wail Hassan, and I am happy to report that his piece will be republished in a forthcoming issue of the Nigerian literary magazine Farafina, which I guest-edited.