No interview or news item. Just a short story by a Nigerian writer Onyinye Ihezukwu, who is settled in the United States at the moment. She writes about jobless women, HIV, religion, apostle Paul. You find here thoughts here.
Here is another contribution on the issue of selfpublishing. What to do when you cannot find a publishing house? You have sent your manuscript to a dozen publishing houses, you have visited a few, you have tried to convince the publishers that you need a break to show the wider world your qualities. But the … Continue reading mwazemba is off the mark
Languages change. Swahili has absorped words from other languages, like Arabic and English. But sometimes people prefer the language they used to learn decades ago. A language that has the air of ages gone past. A style that reminds you of a time that has been shut up in historybooks The Kenyan lawyer and poet … Continue reading old english style
In his daily life he was a medical doctor. He wrote about his work and he wrote fiction. He won several prizes in his country Kenya. He is interviewed by a Kenyan daily.
I thought the discussions would take a little rest, just slide into the background, but I was mistaken. The story has not left the building. The story is about books and writers and readers and publishers, all of them to be found in Kenya. Who is doing enough for a flourishing literary scene? I do … Continue reading slamming publishers
We continue our search through the world of African books with another interview. This time the South African writer and poet Kelwyn Sole is interviewed for a magazine that specializes in African poetry. It is a long interview, so take your time on this lazy Saturday, maybe you read well into the Sunday, let it … Continue reading interview with kelwyn sole