marlene van niekerk in gesprek met alfred schaffer

It took place in the South African town of Stellenbosch. Two writers met. One is from South Africa, Marlene van Nikerk. The other is from The Netherlands, Alfred Schaffer. But they both work at the University of Stellenbosch, at the Department of Afrikaner and Dutch langtuage. The two writers met and talked about their work. … Continue reading marlene van niekerk in gesprek met alfred schaffer

the father of African literature

Most of you know who your father is. Even in broken families his name is known, even though you may have little contact with him. But who is the father of African literature? You may think of Chinua Achebe who was the editor of the African Writers Series, and who published his books in this … Continue reading the father of African literature

everything i produce is african

In the merry month of June Kampala, Uganda, was brimming with writers and hangers-on, who attended The Writivism Festival. One of the participants was NoViolet Bulawayo.  The Ugandan promoter of literature Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire took some time to talk to Bulawayo and you find some of the main topics of this converstation here.