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
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
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 Six writers have withdrawn from the celebrations, because the award has been awarded to the the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.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.
The news about the award for the freedom of speech to be handed to the editors of Charlie Hebdo has reached The Netherlands as well. Here you will find more information and a picture of the editorial board of the satirical magazine.
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
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