In the month of March the Woordfees will be held again in South Africa. many writers will come together with readers to talk about their work, to have sessions on topics as money and spirituality. Have a closer look at the programme.
I have not often referred to writers and books from Botswana. But here is a voice from the small Southern African country. Her name is Lauri Kubuitsile and she has her own writing den where she writes on weekdays, but that is mainly from Mondays till Fridays.
We can read the voice of the Algerian writer Boualem Sandal again. He is a man and a writer who has experienced the socalled peaceful approach of islam at first hand in his own country. He once was denied a literary prize by the Arab sponsors, when the sponsors found out he had travelled to … Continue reading la vocation de l’islam
Here is another voice from Africa. This will be voice number 10. This man of the voice is the Algerian writer Boualem Sansal. He talks about the passive attitude of muslims in the French newspaper Le Figaro (based on the magazine L’Express). He does not agree with the slogan ‘Je suis Charlie’, for it excludes … Continue reading la passivité des musulmans est mortelle»
Reading books needs the previous question ‘Where to get books?’. One of the places to get a book is a library. A new initiative takes place in the West African country The Gambia. A bookfund in collaboration with a literary magazine are at the start of this initiative.
Many modern writers have their roots in the country in the Horn of Africa. A horn of plenty Writers? One of these Somali-rooted writers is Sofia Samatar. She wrote ‘A stranger in Olondria”. In a few sessions/articles Keguro Macharia will write about this book.