nigerian laureate wole soyinka


Last Saturday and Sunday elections were held in the giant of Africa : Nigeria. Attentions was focused on the imcumbent president Jonathan Goodluck and his ooponent Buhari. One of the people who follows closely these elections is the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka. In this interview Soyinka gives his opinion on these two candidates. He talks … Continue reading nigerian laureate wole soyinka

review APASSIONATA


I bought this little book of just about 100 pages at a bookshop that was to be closed down. There was another small book by André Brink, so I bought that one as well. I dutifully put them on my shelf next to other books by this South African writer.  A few months later I … Continue reading review APASSIONATA

eritrea: 14th national book fair


The name of the small country Eritrea does not spring to my mind when I think about African Literature. I think of the difficult political situation, the number of people fleeing the country, but a ‘national book fair’?  Yes, number 14 was on the line. The article I will refer you to is a bit … Continue reading eritrea: 14th national book fair

why islam needs a reformation


Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born writer and speaker. She has written several books on her life and her thoughts. She was born in a muslim-family, but later in life she decided to leave the house of islam. Many people did not take kindly to that. In The Netherlands where she worked as an MP, … Continue reading why islam needs a reformation