beyond chinua achebe

Just a few days ago the famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe passed away. He was one of the giants of African literature, due to his own writings and due to the opportunity he gave to other writings as an editor with the African Writers Series.  But Achebe is not the only one. Others are around. … Continue reading beyond chinua achebe


Lieve Joris has put on her travelling shoes. Well, it happened a few years. In June 1993 she travelled to Senegal and about a month later she returned from Senegal. She had been before in the country in West Africa, that happened six years earlier. She meets old friends and she makes new friends. Lieve … Continue reading review AMADOU AFRIKAANSE NOTITIES

the true measure of a man and mind

One giant meets another giant.  The Nigerian author Chinua Achebe passed away. He was a giant in his writings and in his actions. The South African writer and Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer writes about the man from Nigeria. She is of the opinion that the debut of Achebe, “Things fall apart”, is  ‘the founding … Continue reading the true measure of a man and mind