another literary prize

Abubakar Gimba, the man who pelgrimmed his way to Mecca, has passed away recently, but his name and achievements will not be forgotten very soon. Eleven days ago it was announced that a literary prize was established to honour this Nigerian writer ,who was once named the northernNigerian answer to Achebe and Soyinka, another pirze … Continue reading another literary prize

etisalat prize for literature

The name is out. The winner of the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced. His name is Songeziwe Mahlangu. He left behind another writer from South Africa and one from Nigeria. To some it may be a hard thing to swallow, but also in the second edition of the prize there is no … Continue reading etisalat prize for literature

a cultural weapon?

How independent are journalists? They make a living from their writing. They uphold their families. They have their personal ideas about their topics and wider society. What did happen in the political scene in South Africa and the many decades that passed by? How independent were journalist who worked for the apartheid-press?  A book has … Continue reading a cultural weapon?

chimamanda ngozi adichie’s solid

This looks like a week filled with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For a long time there was a silence and suddenly here she is again. A two-part interview and other people writing about this Celebrated Nigerian Author (CNA).  Here you find some recent thoughts by Aaron Bady who once met and interviewed the author. We also … Continue reading chimamanda ngozi adichie’s solid