david attwell reveals the four


He is working on a critical biography of the South African writer J.M. Coetzee. He lectures at York University, but is not unwilling to travel to South Africa to speak about the work of this writer. His name is David Attwell. He discovered four surprises in the work of Coetzee. 

must african writers be ‘anointed’ by …


The debate rages on. What is the value of the literary prize and why do we need these prizes? The foreign (Western) prizes seem to be a stepping stone for young writers in Africa. The Western editors and prize-givers bestow their blessings on someone who is elevated to the class of upcoming and talented writers. … Continue reading must african writers be ‘anointed’ by …

review MRS. POLLIFAX ON SAFARI


I had never heard of mrs. Pollifax before. She is the main character in this book and a number of other books. She is an elderly lady and she reminds me of that other elderly mrs. : Mrs. Marple. But they are oceans apart. Marple is from the United Kingdom and Pollifax is from the … Continue reading review MRS. POLLIFAX ON SAFARI