get to know the arab authors


Here is another look at the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, the International one. You will see the Arab perspective. When you put together the Arab perspective and the African perspective you will have one name, the name of the Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Koni.  Advertisements

man booker international prize


We have to wait for May 19, 2015 for the final results, but the shortlist for prestigious Man Booker Prize has been announced. Four writers from the African continent are on the list. Have a look at the article here and you will find out the names. 

the beautement of minutia


Ever wonderded about the relationship between Mossel Bay (South Africa) and a lightswitch?  You can find the answer in an interview with the writer Tiah Beautement. She started life not in Mossel Bay, but in The United States of America but she ended up in South Africa with her husband and now she writes and … Continue reading the beautement of minutia

sequel to nelson mandela’s long walk


More information has become available on the publication of the sequel to ‘Long Walk to Freedom’, on the former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela. The first book ended in 1994, but his life did not end at the moment. So more is to come. Topics that could be tackled are his divorce form Winnie … Continue reading sequel to nelson mandela’s long walk

violent intimidation


The South African chapter of PEN has added its voice in the protest against the attack on the South African writer Zainub Priya Dala. She had expressed that she had learned from the style of the writer Salman Rushdie. A few people did not take it kindly, to say the least.