mutter, lass mich in ruhe eine weisse sein


The matter of identity has been raised before.  When do you become an African writer, not just a writer, but a writer with a (more or less)  specific identity? In this article in the German newspaper DIE WELT we read about a French female author Marie NDiaye. And what are her roots with a Senegalese … Continue reading mutter, lass mich in ruhe eine weisse sein

the missing girls of chibok


The girls are still missing. I remember a girls’ secondary school from the days I worked in Nigeria. The school was just next door. The Boys’ secondary school was the place where I taught. I try to imagine what it is to have a devastated schoolpopulation next to you. What fear has crept into the … Continue reading the missing girls of chibok