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)
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
The name of Malian town Timbuktu conjures up visons of centuries, scholarship, religion, travellers and a long list can follow. But the recent violence in Mali has not left Timbuktu untouched. The famous library was torched. And what happend to the very old manuscripts. Read about it in the following article.
David Attwell did not travel all the way from York University to give only one lecture on the life and work of J.M. Coetzee. He gave a second lecture. He is of the opinion that the work of Coetzee is highly biographical. Read more about this angle of perception.
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.
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.