a prize is only as good as those who enter


The name of Lizzy Attree is strongly connected to the Caine Prize for African Writing. Even though there is some criticism from certain literary quarters the Prize is doing a good job in encouraging young writers with an African touch. But Lizzy Attree is more than Caine, she had a life before Caine, she has … Continue reading a prize is only as good as those who enter

makumbi’s kintu longlisted


Earlier today Makumbi was gracing the pages of my blog. Let us have the next installment for the Ugandan-born, British-housed, writer has reached the longlist of the Nigerian-originated literary prize. This prize carries less weight than the Caine Prize, but it carries more money. Read about this new attention for Makumbi and her Kintu.

let’s tell this story


This is a companion volume to my post on Monday, concerning the Ugandan Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.  Aaron Bady gives some nice background information to the novel “Kintu”, an awarded novel, but so hard to get in the northern world.  A lady from South Africa who follows my blog once remarked to me how hard it … Continue reading let’s tell this story