wir müssen uns alle neu erfinden


At the International Bookfestival in Berlin, recently held, writers from different parts of the globe gathered and spoke and discussed and some were even interviewed.  Four writers were intervieuwed about the changing perspectives in our world. What are the thoughts of these writers on the future? One of the writers is de Ethiopian-born Dinaw Mengestu. … Continue reading wir müssen uns alle neu erfinden

meet okwiri oduor


She rose to instant fame when she was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing this year. Suddenly she is the woman everyone wants to meet. She travels widely to tell about her work and I hope she will not only meet many people, but also many readers of her work. The South African magazine … Continue reading meet okwiri oduor

potent voice not silenced by death


Earlier this month the South African poet Mafika Pascal Gwala passed away. I already paid attention to his death and his legacy. But more is to be said and this is done by Michael Chapman. He met the poet on just a few occasions, but the impression made lasted.