yasmina khadira limogé

This another stanza in the very long song about the relationship of politicians and writers. The Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra was in Cuba when it was made known by a decree from the Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika that Khadra has been removed from his post as head of the Algerian Cultural Center in Paris, the capital … Continue reading yasmina khadira limogé

breytenbach vertel van skemeraand-sange

The writer, poet, painter etcetera Breyten Breytenbach has published another collection of Poems. Many years ago he left South Africa. The temperature was getting too hot. He moved to France. And he kept on working.  In his new collection he writes his songs for the early evening, the time the sun is setting in a … Continue reading breytenbach vertel van skemeraand-sange

books for charity

It just happened last Saturday. A church around the corner had announced a secondhandbooksale for charity. I wonder who the charity is? Is it me? In this way I can buy books for a low price. But maybe also others benefit from the sale. For the sum of €15 I managed to buy me a … Continue reading books for charity


Weer een boek over Albert Schweitzer. Ditmaal is het een jeugdboek. In dit boek wordt met grote stappen door het leven van Albert gelopen. Een paar opmerkelijke zaken wil ik er uit lichten: * Albert ziet in zijn jonge dagen in Colmar een standbeeld van de bekende Bartholdi. Het is een beeld van een inwoner … Continue reading review DOKTER ALBERT SCHWEITZER

adichie, gordimer, soyinka

What do Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nadine Gordimer and Wole Soyinka have in common? They all come from the continent Africa. They are writers. Two Nigerians and one South African. All three writers and some other Africans have been listed by the National Geographic as Africa’s Greatest Innovators in Arts and Sciences, as part of the Innovator’s Project.