nadine gordimer remembered


She did not see herself as a political person, but it is undeniable that her life and work has been linked forever with the political situation in South Africa. She protested against the apartheidsystem, books written by her were banned.  Her parents had fled the persecution of Jews in Europe and she saw the persecution … Continue reading nadine gordimer remembered

soyinka@80: the last battle


The master of words is drawing attention, due to his age. But not just his age, also his writings and his political views. Some might think he has been caught by Eurocentrism. Other detest his political leanings. But he is a man with a voice, a voice that cannot be ignored. So read this article … Continue reading soyinka@80: the last battle

nadine gordimer 1923 – 2014


Last Sunday evening the Sout African writer Nadine Gordimer passed away. Many articles have now been published on her life and career and books. Just a few of them you will find here:   This morning the BBC published this article. Margaret Atwood wrote about Gordimer in The Guardian yesterday. In the Dutch daily Reformatorisch … Continue reading nadine gordimer 1923 – 2014

review TROOPER PETER HALKET OF MASHONALAND


Olive Schreiner (1855 – 1920) wrote a short book, trying to broadcast a strong message about the political and human situation she encountered in southern Africa in the final stages of the 19th century.   Peter Halket was born in England in a poor family. He travels to southern Africa to make big money. On … Continue reading review TROOPER PETER HALKET OF MASHONALAND