q and a with sudanese author leila aboulela


In 1999 she published her first novel “The Translators”. First it was published by a small university press, later on it was taken up by Heinemann in its African Writers Series. The name of the author is Leila Aboulela, originally from Sudan. The next year she received the first Caine Prize for African Writing. Now … Continue reading q and a with sudanese author leila aboulela

oral tradition pays off


About midway this month I drew attention to the Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. She has won the Commonwealth 2014 Short Story Prize. It is good to highlight the achievements of upcoming writers. So here you will get some more information on her and her short story. I can imagine this is not enough for … Continue reading oral tradition pays off