Worldwide bookshops have a hard time, especially the independent bookshop. It seems people read less and less. Another factor in the decline in the number of bookshops is the availibility of books on webshops, some big, some small. Contrary to this trend an enthousiastic couple (Fortiscue and Nokuthula Helepi) started an independent bookshop at a … Continue reading the little bookshop
He passed away recently. The historian Terence Ranger. He spent years in presentday Zimbawe, but the white-only-rul deported him. Here you find a letter sent to The Guardian, with an anecdote about the work and influence of Terence Ranger.
PEN will stage an important event in the merry month of May in New York City (US of A). This year the theme is “On Africa “. In this article it is argued that writers from North Africa are left out, when the voices coming out of Africa (or On Africa) are mentioned. I … Continue reading pen world voices, which african voices
The written word has a difficult time in the republic of Sudan. The government does not look kindly on literary initiatives. The Sudan Writers Union was banned last month by the government of Omar al-Bashir. Mamoun Eltlib does not take defeat. He continues his work for the written word.