The civil war in Liberia left many scars in the hearts and minds and bodies of people in Liberia. Freedom does not come easy in this country. A love story in a civil war? It is possible. At least on the pages of a book, written by Saah Millimono. He wrote the book ‘Boy Interrupted’. … Continue reading saah millimono’s award-winning
I do not have much news from Angola. I did pay attention to that book by the former South African soldier Paul Morris who cycled to Angola to visit the old haunts where he did his job as a soldier. Now I have news about a new collection of poetry. Push this Poetry Link and … Continue reading book ‘delírios de uma
In some countries authors can live an ordinary life. They work in the morning, they write in the afternoon, they party in the evening (or just a slightly different schedule). For the Egptian writer Omar Hazeq (or Hazek) life is a bit different, ebventhough he possible has a schedule as well. Not chosen but forced. … Continue reading omar hazek: this is the bond
Another book to be published in Angola. The event will take place at the headquarters of the Union of Angolan Writers. The writer is Teresa Quinguais (1989) and she has published before. The title of the book is “Delírios de uma sonhadora”, and is poetic.
Another book has been launched recently. People came together at The Book Lounge, in South Africa. It is her first novel, she has published a collection of poems. But now Beverly Rycroft from Cape Town has published her novel ‘A slim, green silence’. At the launch she was interviewed by Finuake Dowling. You can join … Continue reading candid conversation
Mia Couto is not the only writer who has raised his voice about the xenophobic attacks of late in South Africa. The Kenya writer Binyavanga Wainaina has something to say and to tweet as well. Read his opinion.