How do you know you have a talent for writing? You just have made some scribbles, you have put some thoughts to paper (or the hard disk). So what is next? The Kenyan Hugholin Kimaro has put into writing some of his thoughts on this topic and his own history.
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”.
destined for the Kaap my hope has turned the waters charting unknown seas South Africa, Cape Town
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).
It was a good slam, where poets came together to express their poems. The ‘viva vox’ with which they showed their eloquence was present. It was organized by the Eko Literary Society in collaboration with radiostations. And at the end the winners received a pile of Naira.