Readers need writers

Letter from Africa: Readers need writers In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the influence of great writers on the continent. It has often been said that despite boasting several Nobel laureates for literature, many Africans themselves are more fond of reading the Bible or the Koran, and … Continue reading Readers need writers


Do you remenber? Your preparations for a holiday or a long journey? What to take? What to leave behind? In this book we follow a Dutch family on their journey from The Netherlands to the Ivory Coast. They (husband, wife, three children) travel by a well prepared Landrover. They have prepared their journey to the … Continue reading review MAM, WAAR LIGT TIMBOEKTOE?

Kwani to celebrate 10 years

Kwani to celebrate 10 years through book party In Celebration of Kwani Trust’s 10 Years; Kwani is holding a Book Party. The book party will take the form of a joint Kenyan launch of the novels: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya) and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)—Friday 29th November at the Marshall’s Service … Continue reading Kwani to celebrate 10 years

and she passed on

Yesterday she passed away in London. Doris Lessing. A writer firmly rooted in the African continent and context. She was born it what was then called ‘Persia’ on the 22nd of October 1919. Five years later the family moved to Rhodesia (presently Zimbabwe), there she lived till 1949. Her first husband was Frank Wisdom, they … Continue reading and she passed on