(Link Gems is a round-up of interesting articles and essays from around the web).
- A 13-Year-Old’s Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School
- Nairobi from dusk to dawn
- Yvonne Vera: I laugh even when the roof is falling.
- Where Parents Get Their Power: Evidence from The Brothers Karamazov
- In the Land of the Non-Reader
- Remembering Anthony Shadid in Beirut
- On Getting Paid: Literary Magazines and Remuneration
- Why scientists are boycotting a publisher
- Toni Morrison Talks About Fiction’s Depiction of Race (from 1997)
- the Tolkien fanboy fallacies – yes, Tolkien was a racist, sexist bore: deal with it
- The modern fix: Do self-help books really work?
- The famous Ethiopian author Sibhat Gebregziabher has passed away
- Said Ahmed: The unsung maestro of East African literature
- African Leaders and Free Lunches
- Open Letter from Syrian Author Khaled Khalifa
- Colm Tóibín: writers and their families
- YouTube Video: Cuban Cars with Leonardo Padura
- Nigeria’s plastic bottle house