Stacy Hardy will publish in February 2015 her collection of short stories. This collection is titled ‘Because the Night’. The name of the publisher is Pocko Editions. These stories show a view on presentday life in South Africa. Stacy is an editor at Chimurenga, a showcase of literature, art and politics. Here you find an interview … Continue reading because the night
Last month I paid attention to the ‘friendship’ between writer Wole Soyinka and politician/soldier Obasanjo. The latter is in the process of publishing his memoirs ‘My Watch’. These memoirs are cause for concern. Wole Soyinka will not shy away from an opinion on a matter. Here you find the next installment.
Ben Okri sure did hit a raw nerve in his article published in The Guardian and referred to on this blog in an earlier post today. Here is another reply to his statement.
The opinion voiced by the Nigerian-born writer Ben Okri has caused some stirrings. I posted his opinion earlier this day. In the very same The Guardian another voice from Africa or Africa-born voice was heard. Sofia Samatar penned her opinion here.
What should be the topics to write about? What should be our drive? Does someone else decide it? Does society force us? Do critics have a say in all this? Read what Ben Okri (of Nigerian origins) has to say about it.