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.