She is the drving and inspiring voice behind the cultural forces and voices of Ake. This grand festival is the embodiment of her dreams she had at an early age. She is a poet and her name is Lola Shoneyin. An this is an article on her activities.
Earlier this year she published her novel on the expulsion of about 80.000 Asians from Uganda. Tasneem was a very young girl when the expulsions took place in 1972. Her family in the end moved to Canada, where she worked as a journalist. In 2009 she moved with her husband, who is a pilot, and … Continue reading q & a: novelist tasneem jamal
Kenya and Somalia are neighbours, but normal friendly neighbourship is under duress. There is the problem of terrorism from Al-Shabab, that is also penetrating Kenya. The Kenyan army is fightingt on the territiory of its neighbour. Many Somali people have been rounded up, especially in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on the suspicion of terrorism, illegal presence etcetera. … Continue reading kenyan poet who sings for somali bantus
She lives in Ghana, at the moment, it can change, for she has done some travelling in her days. She did media work for the government of Australia. Now she is still writing, and she is blogging and she raises her daughter. One thing she wrote was about a chicken thief in a southern African … Continue reading extract from “the chicken thief”