identity theft and the future


Shaun Randolf, the man of The Mantle, writes about the ever intriguing matter of language and literature. Colonial languages and non-colonial languages. By the way, is English a colonized language because of the French influence on the language since the days of William the Conqueror in 1066?  I think that in this article Shaun confuses … Continue reading identity theft and the future

la controverse charlie hebdo


The Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou (who lives and works in the United States of America) has decided to be present at the awardgiving ceremony of PEN America. This organization has awarded the editorial board of the French satirical magazine. Six writers have decided to boycot the event, two writers from Africa among them (Taiye Selasi … Continue reading la controverse charlie hebdo

six authors withdraw from pen gala


Here is some information on the forthcoming pen awards, to be held at the fifth of May 2015. Six writers have withdrawn from the celebrations, because the award has been awarded to the the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Two of these writers have African roots: Taiye Selasi and Teju Cole.

six pen members decline gala


The people handling the PEN had decided to award the French magazine Charlie Hebdo the annual Freedom of Expression Courage award. The gala will be held on the fifth of the month of May, this year.  Now this has caused some rumour, more gale than gala.  Six writers have decided to be absent as hosts from … Continue reading six pen members decline gala

musings of a wanderer


The shock about the outburst of xenophobia has not passed by, it is still lingering on. I posted an Open letter bij Mia Couto, a reply by the president of South Africa, Binyavanga from Kenya added his voice. Now Zukiswa Wanneer from South Africa (but with a multi-background) and living in Nairobi adds her voice. … Continue reading musings of a wanderer