tony leon discusses mandela


Tony Leon has been a polician in South Africa for many years. He was the head of the Democratic Alliance. In this position he had contact met Nelson Mandela. In his book Opposite Mandela he writes about the first president after the dismantling of the apartheidsystem. In this video he talks about Mandela, politics, South … Continue reading tony leon discusses mandela

doris lessing bequeathes


When Zimbabwe was still Southern Rhodesia the writer Doris Lessing (1919-2013) lived in the country. One year short of 1950 she left the country, at times she came back during the colonial days till she was declared a prohibited migrant. She wrote many books and in 2007 she received the Nobelprize for Literature. In her will … Continue reading doris lessing bequeathes

review A GUIDE TO THE BEASTS OF EAST AFRICA


Some time ago a read the predecessor of this book. I enjoyed it very much. The light touch. The humour. The politicial thorns. Just all of it. So when I saw the sequel I decided to buy it. It was at a highly reduced price. What is this book about? Again we find many of … Continue reading review A GUIDE TO THE BEASTS OF EAST AFRICA