She was accepted into the Académie Française, the prestigous institute in Paris, France. And she was one of the foremost writers from nothern Africa. Her name is Assia Djebar and she passed away. The magazine World Literature Today pays tribute to her.
His writing was desired and undesired. People wanted to read his words and thoughts and ideas. Others wanted to prevent his publications. He wrote against apartheid and injustice and he wrote literature with a big “L”.
What do we expect from outsiders and from insiders? Outsiders can be detached. Insiders can be biased. The last things is what this article is all about. Biased in writing by Somali scholars who write about their country. Should Somali writers need to be more like outsiders when they do their research and writing?
The news of the death of the Algerian / French writer Assia Djebar has reached the west coast of the United States of America.
Yves T’Sjoen lectures at a Belgian university and he also is a professor at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). His field of speciality is Dutch Literature. He writes about the last public meeting André Brink had, in the Belgian capital Brussels.
The Stellenbosch Literary Project published an obituary on its website.