Robben Island and poetry do not seem to be likely bedfellows. The harshness of Robben Island and its many memories show a dark side of life. On the other hand poetry has a light side as well. Martin Sehlapo spent time at Robben Island and he wrote poetry. Here you find an interview with him.
Never Expect Power Always (=NEPA). At times the Nigerian Power Authority leaves people in the dark. It happend to the French journalist Pierre Cherruau when he worked in Nigeria. No electricity, no light, so what to do? Pierre decided to light acandle, take a piece of paper and he started writing up till he finished … Continue reading power outage in nigeria inspired
Here you find some more information on the shortlisted books for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Three out of the six books have a northern African origin. Tunesia, Morocco and Sudan are represented.
The New York Times has woken up to the fact that one of the important novelists working in New York has passed away. Her name is Assia Djebar and she passed away in a Paris (France) hospital. She is known for her writing, teaching and struggle for women’s rights.