Two Dutch journalists, Arnold Karskens and Henk Willem Smits, focus in this book on the Dutch businessman Guus Kouwenhoven (or mr. Gus). What is so special about this man that two journalist have followed this man over a period of many years, have delved into archives, have talked with the man himself and many others? … Continue reading Review OPERATIE LAAT NIETS IN LEVEN
It took me a long time to read this book. This was not due to this novel, but due to many other activities I was involved in. So this reading journey became a kind of hurdle jump with me falling in between the hurdles. This novel by the acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is woven … Continue reading Review AMERICANAH
The Rwandan novelist Scholastique Mukasonga writes about the events that took place 25 years ago in Rwanda. The death of unnumerous people. Women, men, children. The year 1994 is etched in our collective memory, but is not just 194, years before and years after lives were torn apart and dumped on the graveyard of history, … Continue reading Les Rwandais ne veulent pas être otages de leur passé »
Leaving one’s place. Moving from one town to another town. Leaving one culture and settling in another. One country behind your back and in front of you a new country with new cultures. For the Rabat-born writer Laila Lalami crossing borders borders has been part of her life. She left Morocco to study in the … Continue reading In Laila Lalami’s novel, immigrants are fully-realized people—and so are racists
Short questions. Short answers. The Nigerian novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite answers these short questions in this article. We will find out what her favourite book is.
Born in Zambia in the year 1980 Namwali Serpell now teaches at the university of California (USA). In this interview she tells how her debut book ‘The Old Drift’ came to be and about her teaching. Before her debut she wrote essays and reviewed books.