mogadishu in arabia


There is a steady and impressive stream of writers with Somali roots. Many of them write in Eglish for they have found refuge in English-speaking countries. Others have moved to Italy. Less known are those who have moved to Saudi Arabia and write in the local language. One of those writers is Mohammad Ali Diriye.  … Continue reading mogadishu in arabia

nuruddin farah: by the book


At this time of the day you will find an interview with the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah. Someone recently mentioned him as one of the African writers who deserve a Nobel Prize for Literature. He has written an extensive body of literature. And he did some reading as well and meeting other authors.   The … Continue reading nuruddin farah: by the book

day of the imprisoned writer


He serves a seven years prisonsentence. Writing poems can be a dangerous business. The Cameroonian poet Dieudonné Enoh Meyomesse is one of the many writers who have been imprisoned worldwide.  A letter was written to him, written by the Congo-born Alain Mabanckou.