One way a governement can influence the bookpublishing industry is by its handling of taxes. Value Added Tax (VAT) can be a burden for publishing houses and buyers and readers. At the recently held Nairobi International Bookfair there was talk about the recent policies of the Kenyan government and the effect this would have on … Continue reading piracy, taxes will cripple
African writing? Post-colonial writing? Ethnic writing? Okwiri Oduor, from Kenya, talks about this issue of identity and roots in this interview. But she also touches upon the subject of creativity. What is the leading force or who is? The story writes itself. Does it? Where is Okwiri left in the proces? Well maybe it is … Continue reading my writing never obeys me
The Ebola-scare has sent its long fingers across the oceans. It is getting hold of Europe and North America. But what is Ebola? I have not yet read a book on the previous Ebola-crisis. So I do revert myself and you to the explanation by the writer Teju Cole.