The well-known Lagos-based writer Adewale Maja-Pearce wrote this lengthy review of Another Man's War. I'm grateful for his thoughts and the detail with which he engaged with the book.
The Observer newspaper (and Guardian online) published a wonderful tribute to Isaac Fadoyebo to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day on August 15th 2015. You can see the full-page article here. It evoked a warm reaction from around the world. The journalist who wrote the piece, Monica Mark, describes Another Man's War as 'lucid, exquisitely detailed'.
Mizzima Weekly Magazine in Yangon ran a special feature on the Irrawaddy Literary Festival, including an article on Another Man's War. You can read it at the link below.
I was very pleased that my local newspaper in London has published a lengthy review of Another Man's War. You can read it here. An opportunity for the North London intelligentsia to learn about the forgotten African soldiers of the Second World War!
A lovely review of Another Man's War by Noo Saro-Wiwa, author of Looking for Transwonderland ; Travels in Nigeria for the NSIBIDI Institute. She writes that Another Man's War 'covers the breadth of the human condition, from comradeship, sacrifice, endurance and courage, not to mention the social nuances of empire. It will leave you with a lump in your throat, and a heightened knowledge of Africa’s Second World War experience'.
You can read the entire review here.
Naija Living UK, a fashion, beauty and travel magazine for Black British women, has published a review of Another Man's War. They describe it as 'beautifully written...a poignant tale of an individual caught in the midst of world politics.... It is an attempt to revive our forgotten heroes and the generation that forfeited what they held close, and to recognise these sacrifices'. You can read the whole review here
Naija Living UK also interviewed me about how I came to write the story of Isaac Fadoyebo's life, and my thoughts on the current situation in Nigeria. You can read the interview here .
I was delighted that a review in this week's Times Literary Supplement describes 'Another Man's War' as 'impressive....a gripping military history which brings African witnesses to the dying days of the British Empire out of the shadows..' I've attached it as a jpeg as the TLS is available to subscribers only.
The blog Africa is A Country, ('A blog about Africa - not famine, Bono or Barack Obama') has won a large international following in recent years. So I was flattered to find 'Another Man's War' at the top of its list of recommended books published in 2014. You can read here what Africa is A Country had to say about 'Another Man's War', and other books which came out this year.
A wonderful review from NPR, (which is, roughly, the American equivalent of BBC Radio 4) by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, the distinguished correspondent who knows West Africa so well. Read what she says about my book 'Another Man's War' here.