The writer is wellknown for his Wallander-books, that have been turned into popular tv-series. But Wallander is not the only arrow on his bow. He is involved in theaterwork and children’s books and Mozambique. A large part of the year he lives in that African country. So it is no accident that Africa turns up … Continue reading review ELDENS HEMLIGHET
For a period of four years the Dutchman Ad Groen worked as a medical doctor in a mission hospital located in Turiani. This place is situated in the northeast of Tanzania. He was recruited by a Roman Catholic NGO, named Memisa. Ad Groen has managed to put down those four years in a very readable … Continue reading review WAT WEET IK ER EIGENLIJK VAN?
The Dutch writer Clara Eggink (1906-1991) made a journey through Africa, during this journey she visited several countries. The cover story states that she atayed for two years on this continent. She had planned to travel with her husband, but what she tells in the book does not make clear that her husband indeed travelled … Continue reading review IN AFRIKA
I do not know if it still happens. Young people from Europe travelling by car to West Africa and looking for a prospective buyer. With the profit made they can buy a ticket to fly back to Europe. Some people even made several journeys like this one. Jeroen van Bergeijk, a Dutch journalist, had … Continue reading review MIJN MERCEDES IS NIET TE KOOP
Love in South Africa, but love with an edge. The story is set, mainmly, in a white, protected, suburb in South Africa. The protagonist is visiting his sister-in-law and her husband. His wife recently passed away and now he has travelkled south from The Netherlands for a change in his life, a change in scenery. … Continue reading review LINDEN GROEIEN NIET IN AFRIKA
The name of the city ‘Timbuktu’ rings a bell of history, desert, travels, islam, center of study. The ancient town has rich sources of wisdom and knowledge. The legacy of the town is threatened by rebels who roam the area. Read about the attempts to save the libraries.