ben okri wins bad sex in fiction


It must be one of the least longed for literary prizes. Bad sex in fiction is not something to look forward to. Some writers do manage to write bad fiction. Some even manage to write about bad sex in fiction. Others write badly about sex. The novelist Ben Okri must be very happy for winning … Continue reading ben okri wins bad sex in fiction

interview: maaza mengiste


She has travelled from Ethiopia to Kenya and on to the United States of America, where she settled. She did research in Ethiopia, Italy, Cuba and other places. She writes about Ethiopian events and the Revolution and all that jazz, even in Detroit.  What she says is worthwhile, so take a while. 

chronicles of live in lagos


Recently I wrote about books with a Johannesburg-background. One of you even added some more books.  This time (unrelated to the one on Jo’burg) a writer writes about books set in that lively town of Lagos, the former capital city of Nigeria.  Any one of you who has some additions ? Just let me and … Continue reading chronicles of live in lagos