Here are some more memories on André Brink, the famous South African writer, who passed away recently, spanning continents. The writer of this piece is Tim Huisamen, who is Head of Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa.
To write a book is a good thing. Then follows the work of an editor and a publisher and the work of a bookseller. At some next stage we find the reader. It is a long chain from the expanding of an idea and the reading of the fulifillment of that dream about an idea. … Continue reading cyril ramaphosa meets lauren
On May 7, 2014 I reached 1,000 views. On July 31, 2014 I reached 2,000 views. On September 11, 2014 I reached 3,000 views. On November 7, 2014 I reached 5,000 views. Today, February 12, 2015, I reached ten thousand views. “semper aliquid novi africam adferre” was started somewhere in September 2013. I copied my bookcomments … Continue reading no books, but figures (10.000)
Here you have a longlist. Tomorrow the shortlist will be announced in Casablanca, Morocco. It is all about the “International Prize for Arabic Fiction”. Three Egyptians are on the longlist, but not only Egyptians. Tunesia, Sudan and Morocco are also represented on the list.
The relationship between writers and a government can be a hard one. Here we read a bit of history from Sudan and the changing relations between the Sudanese government and the writers’ union.
Jack Kerouac was on the road. This story is on the road as well. At the beginning we find a quote by Jack K. At the end another quote. In the middle Pestorius is blazing a trail.