the cain prize for diaspora writing ?


The Cain Prize 2014 has been won by the Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor, who is ‘based in Nairobi’. The last three words I found in the article I refer to here. Does she live and work in nairobi? Or is Nairobi the city where she comes back to when she has been somewhere else, e.g. … Continue reading the cain prize for diaspora writing ?

nigerian writers in triple victory


In two days time Wole Soyinka will turn 80. In days ahead a lot of attention is already paid to this epic writer. One of the important things he has done is giving his name to the ‘Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa’. The ceremony for 2014 did not take place in Ghana, but … Continue reading nigerian writers in triple victory

we need to create awareness


I started this weblog writing about the books I read. Books from Africa. Books about Africa. All these books I have on my shelves. It is just a personal glimpse into my book life. Once being on the blogroad, I referred to other articles as well. Articles on African writers and African literary events. Just … Continue reading we need to create awareness