wow …. adichie gets very candid

Being one of the boys.  How endearing can it be? Or how condescending?  Have a look at the relationship between two Nigerian authors, a boy and a girl. One is named Elnathan John, the other carries the name Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. One is more knowan than the other. They had a correspondence via e-mail and … Continue reading wow …. adichie gets very candid


This is a brilliant book about the recent history of Algeria, France and the Sahara. Recent is in this case since 1830. In those days France started its reluctant relationship with that piece of land and its inhabitants caught between the sea and the sand. The Ottoman-empire had an influence in this area, and slowly … Continue reading review THE SWORD AND THE CROSS