The year of the commemoration of the start of the first world war (or the Great War) is nearing its end. But I foresee that there will be no end in publications on the Great War. This year saw a rise in publications on the relationship between Africa an d the War. Some battle-areas were … Continue reading pity of the great war
He uses a female nom de plume, the Green Jasmin. He is the most important writer from the North African country Algeria. His first novel was published in paris at a small publishing house in 1997. He writes about the relationship between France and its former colony Algeria. He writes about the barbarities he sees … Continue reading yasmina khadra
Books and revolutions can collude. Some revolutions have silenced books and maybe some books have caused a revolution. There is to ben a book fair in the Egyptian capital. But now the date has been changed, due to the memory of a revolution. Read more about the changes.
The Ghanaian writer Aidoo has been writing and working in politics. She also has taken up the camera and directing films. She is multi-talented. Here you find some life pictures of her, for instance her ideas on feminism.
This is an interesting story on the world of publishing, mainly in Nigeria, but also other vocies are heard. What is the relationship between the publishing houses, the writers, and the readers? What are the margins, so that publishing is an ongoing event? Does Africa tell more stories, or does it have more stories in … Continue reading the west is running out of stories, say africans
This morning I wrote about the book Rue Darwin by the Algerian writer Boualem Sansal. In this book the protagonist makes know his thoughts about the Arab leaders and their position over against Israel. Last year Sansal was interviewed about Islamism.