Have you been wondering about the hairdresser bits in the novel ‘Americanah’by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Are this bits of hair autobiographical? Did she make it up? Was it pure fantasy? Read about it.
Last year he won a prestigious literary prize: the Nigeria Prize for Literature. To him this was a very important award. It showed his abilities in the field of words and plays. It was not the first award he received for his literary effort and achievements. Sam Ukala tells about his works in this interview … Continue reading winning nlng prize
He had some lifeturning experiences. At the age of 13 he noticed how his father handled an man who came bleeding to his doorstep. Another lifechanger was his time at the Sorbonne in Paris (France). From a distance he saw what went wrong in his country of origin South Africa. For him the only way … Continue reading südafrikanischer schriftsteller
The death of the Algerian writer Assia Djebar has reached the German-speaking world. She was, according to some, the most important female writer form North Africa. Read more about Assia Djebar.
crossing boundaries black on white, page after page, his voice in full stop André Brink, South Africa, on his way home
At the death of the South African writer André P. Brink the other Afrikaner writer and artist Breyten Breytenbach wrote a poem. Silence has come quietly.