van die os op die jas

Breyten Breytenbach is an artist, writer, painter, who has his roots in South Africa. For many years he lives in France.  Here follows a text that he used at a session during two day long meetings at the University of Gent (Belgium) with the theme: ‘Language and its silences”.  

shot in the arm for kiswahili

Another prize has entered the stage. This time the prize is geared towards literature published in Kiswahili, the language widely spoken in eastern Africa.  The prize was founded recently by Mukoma wa Ngugi (yes, indeed, son of .. , and a writer in his own right) and Lizzy Attree (yes, indeed, from the Caine Prize).