‘The Italian’ is the title of the debut novel by a man from Tunesia who works at a university. His name is Shukri al-Mabkhout. He received a Tunesian Prize for his novel. Other were awarded prizes as well. Read more about it.
Here is an interview with the Amerigerian writer Teju Cole. He talks about his novel ‘Open City’ and the book he is working on. I am not sure about the date of this article. So there is a certain timelessness in this interview.
He is very young Senegalese writer, this Mohamed Mbougar Sarr. He published his first novel (not his first published literary work) Terre Ceinte. Now this book has earned him a literary prize: the Ahmadou-Kourouma Prize.
She is nomadic, this Ghana-born writer, who studied in the United States of America. Ayesha Harruna Attah has published two books and currently she works on old Egyptian texts to make these available to other Africans, so they can find out more about the continents history and thought.
Do children still have room to read? Room in their minds or are they triggered by the internet only? Do children grow up in a reading culture? These questions were at the core of a meeting held in Tunesia, organized by a bank and an organization for Children’s Literature. 81% of the population has not … Continue reading quels livres pour les enfants
A fatwa was pronounced. The writer has taken his precautions, but he decided not to leave his country Algeria. The man is Kamel Daoud and he talks with a German newspaper about his situation and his writing. A fatwa cannot stop his thinking and writing.