From his vantage point in the Swiss city of Geneva Boniface Mongo-Mboussa looks at the state of African Literature. He carries the weight of an African Book Salon in this city. When he talks about African Literature he does not beat about the bush.
Indeed, there are ten questions asked. Laila Lalami answers these question and we find out that she prefers to write in her office, hopefully without any sign of distraction.
There is a longstanding relationship between the Indian subcontinent and East Africa. The relationship has not always been an easy one. Many people from the subcontinent moved to East Africa. Some came to work at the railroad from Mombasa to lake Victoria. Others came to trade. There has also been a move in the other … Continue reading skinless goat in somalia
The names of the writers present are made known . In Nigeria next month the famous Aké festival will be held. The theme of the festival will be “Bridges and Pathways”. People will travel to Abeokuta, the famous old city in Nigeria. So find out about all the names.
The festival was held last month and now you can read a reflection on these days of writers and books in South Africa. Many came and many talked and discussed. At the end of the reflections there is a warning shot of financial difficulties ahead. Will there be an open book festival next year? … Continue reading open book festival, reflections
How many times did it occur to you? What did strike you when you read the words, engaged the character on the white page? It can strike you like lightning: this is about me! This is about my life! How did the writer manage to write down exactly what I went through? Th writer of … Continue reading identifying the resonating ‘aha’ moment