review MIJN AFRIKAANSE TELEFOONCEL

This book is a collection of stories by the Flemish writer Lieve Joris. Most of her time she spends on the road or in The Netherlands. Some of these stories have been published before in magazines.

Lieve takes us to Mali, where she introduces us to Binda who manages a telephonebooth, who he has named ‘Lieve’ because he had met the writer during one of her earlier trips. Lieve moves from Mali to Tanzania and Congo and the tiny island Pemba, where she meets a Dutchman. There are also stories about the Middle East where she started travelling at an early age.And linbally she takes us to Paland and and Hungary.

The eldest story dates from 1982 and is set in Cairo. The youngest story was written in 1998 and is situated in the eastern parts of Congo. It is a very nice and subtle collection.

Lieve Joris – Mijn Afrikaanse telefooncel – Amsterdam 2010 – 157 pages 


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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