repression, religion and exile


On my blog the attention for literature from the northers part of the African continent is lagging behind a bit. This is not due to the quality of the books that have been produced. What I have read from the north was impressive. So what keeps us from moving on and reading a book from … Continue reading repression, religion and exile

mitigating the silence


Poetry seems to be a corner in a forgotten field. A corner where roses bloom. A corner where grasses, all shades of green, find time to grow. A place left with time, A corner left unattended for the undiscerning eye. Kwame Dawes writes poetry and he looked for a publisher. Not an easy look around. … Continue reading mitigating the silence

interview with longlisted author


The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction has been made known last Friday in Casablanca (The White House), Morocco. One of the last remaining 6 writers is the Tunesian Shukri al-Mabkhout. Here you find an interview and he tells about writing his book ‘The Italian’.