no books, but figures (2000)


I have now reached two thousand views. (on May 7, 2014 I reached 1000 views) “semper aliquid novi africam adferre” was started somewhere in September 2013. I copied my bookcomments from another blog I used, so you will find some with an older date. At first I used the Dutch language version of WordPress, but … Continue reading no books, but figures (2000)

women writers take a new look at polygamy


In the early works of African writers in the colonial and post-colonial days one of the main topics was the clash between colonial cultures and the local culture(s). One of the writers who wrote about this clash was the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. One of the topics in this clash was polygamy. T.M. Aluko (Ilesha, … Continue reading women writers take a new look at polygamy

ngugi’s tribute to nadine gordimer


Just earlier today I posted an article on one of the books written by the Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Now we listen to his tribute to Nadine Gordimer, who passed away recently. He relates of the occasion they met in the United States in 1991.  

the unanswered questions in ‘weep not child’


Godwin Siudu travels to the year 1964. When I was still young Ngugi wa Thiong’o published his book ‘Weep not Child’. And 50 years later this book is still going strong. Thousand of young people have read this book, and I think, many more are to follow.  Godwin takes at another look at this book.