an interview with alain mabanckou


He has left many trails behind him since his days in Congo/Brazzaville. He moved to France and now he works in the United States of America. In this interview Alain Mabanckou takes us back to his early days and the books he read in those days. Have these books influenced him? He read Steinbeck and … Continue reading an interview with alain mabanckou

l’ecrivain franco-tunisien


On the fifth of november he passed away, Abdelwahab Meddeb. He was rooted in Tunesia and in France. He was a scholar who wrote about Islam and muslims. Last year he published with the historian Benjamin Stora a study on the relation between jews and muslims: “Histoire des relations entre Juifs et Musulmans (2013). He … Continue reading l’ecrivain franco-tunisien

welcome inside


He was born (1944) in Tanzania, but he now teaches at a university in the southern African country of Botswana. If this is true he is 70 years old now and still lecturing, not a bad thing. But his age and his position were given at the introduction of the translation of part of his … Continue reading welcome inside

interview: lola shoneyin


This month (18 – 22) a literary festival will take place at the town of Ake. Right, this is the town Wole Soyinka wrote about. The days and the houses and the streets and the people of his youth. But Ake is not just a memory of a famous writer. Things are happening here today … Continue reading interview: lola shoneyin