Indeed, she is a passionate author. Her name is Lola Shenoyin and she is Nigerian. She writes poetry and she writes novels. She is not just a writer, but she puts her energy into other facets of the literary world as well. She organizes and she stimulates and she festivals. So let us read this … Continue reading lola shoneyin: a passionate author
rainbow comes out of
Mark Gevisser, a South African writer, attended Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (India). He is involved with a fishing community in India and he wrote a book, with Edwin Cameron, on gay and lesbians in South Africa. Here you find an article on this festival.
reading sofia samatar: vallon
This is the next installment by Keguro Macharia of his discovery into the world of Sofia Samatar. She wrote on this elusive world of Olondria. He tries to sketch a map to discover this world that is strange.
a book in every hand
There are many initiatives to get children to read. Initiatives to get parents to read to their children. Grandparents to read to their grandchildren. Libraries in rural areas. Here we find one of the initiatives in the East African Kenya. The young Wanja Kibuki has seen the impact of illiteracy. She want to get books … Continue reading a book in every hand
poetry, poetry and poetry (revisited)
Just the other day (the day before yesterday) I reffered you to a poetry bash in the Ugandan capital Kampala. I had added a very nice poster that announces the event. And I added a comment on the meeting of Klimt and Kampala. When I looked at the poster my thoughts moved to the Austrian … Continue reading poetry, poetry and poetry (revisited)
writer laila lalami
Listen to the voice of the master. She made an impact with her book on the exploration of the Americas and the role of a slave, who was the first black explorer. Maybe in those days he was not considered to be an explorere due to his slave-status. So listen here.