She heard about it in the modern way, via a tweet and then another tweet. Zukiswa Wanner remembers Nadine Gordimer, an old lady who was an inspiration to social activists, writers and politicians.
She won a prize for her first novel and she moves on. The words keep creeping out and find themselves on paper. Her name is Sefi Atta and she will be at the bookfestival soon, in Cape Town. Here you find a bit from her latest, a flow of words. A teaser, an introduction to … Continue reading an airport arrival
Yesterday it was made known in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Another prize gives information on a longlist. This time it is the longlist for the 2014 Golden Baobab for African children’s Literature. There are 14 stories on the longlist. The list with all the stories that were sent to Accra was even longer: … Continue reading longlist for the prestigious 2014 golden baobab
This the month. The month of Laila Lalami. Her new novel has been presented. This is a book of historical fiction. Who is the protagonist? It is about an explorer of America, the first black one, a slave from the North African area of Morocco. The ship on which he sailed left port in 1527. … Continue reading the moor’s account: an excerpt
Even after passing away the South African writer Nadine Gordimer is the cornerstone. The cornerstone of the literary festival held by the paper Mail & Guardian in South Africa. Here you find a report by the same paper on this festival.