Recently Cairo, the capital city of Egypt (have they built another one yet?), was the place for the Sixth International Cairo Forum. The theme of this Forum was “The Arabic Novel: The Shifts and Aesthetics of the Fictional Structure.”. One of the sessions at this Forum was on the ‘Arabic autobiography’. Here you find a report … Continue reading narrating the self
The writer Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond was born in the United States of America. Her parents had left Ghana, just as so many others had done and they had to afjust to the new life in the States. Nana was born in the States and at a young age she was sent back to Ghana and there … Continue reading i endured four years
The issue of ‘language’ is not over and will never be over. In what language do you write? Is it the language you feel most comfortable in? Or will it be the language with the widest readership? This topic came up during a festival in Durban, some years ago. Zukiswa Wanner reflects on these issues … Continue reading no, ngugi can’t dictate
Maybe I should have put my sunglasses on while reading this article. The writer does not mince words. The light stares in my face. What is wrong with young Kenyan writers? Read the mind of one of Kenya’s publishers, the name of the man is John Mwazemba.
waiting in line as an un-broken gesture defiant and proud Nigeria, election day, Maiduguri .
Well, this is nice. Twitter used for an intervieuw. The South African writer Lauren Beukes made an appearance at a BBC radio programme and afterwards twiter took over and Lauren gave more of her thoughts.