l’algerien kamel daoud remporte


The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud has been struggling with the other Algerian writer Albert camus. One of the results of this struggle is his book Meursault, contre-enquête. This novel now has received a prestigious literary prize in France, the Prix Goncourt. Advertisements

exploring how reality informs


Johann Wolfgang (von) Goethe (1749 – 1832) has left a lasting legacy. He was a German scientist, philosopher, writer, poet, statesman and I probably have left out a few things. Part of his legacy (without him knowing it) is the Goethe Institut with branches at many capitals around the world. The South African Goethe Institut … Continue reading exploring how reality informs

cna on the world of african literature


The Celebrated Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells about her experiences in travelling between two countries, Nigeria and the United States of America. She recounts her happy childhood in the Nigerian university town Nsukka, where she grew up and she tells about shopping experiences in the States.  

sixteenth caine prize for african writing shortlist announced


We have all been waiting for this moment. The Cain Prize has announced the shortlist for the 2015 Prize. Two Nigerians, two from South Africa and one from Zambia have been put on the list.

review ZENZELE


As far as I know this is the only book published by the medical doctor (neurosurgeon) J. Nozipo Maraire (Southern Rhodesia / Zimbabwe, 1964). It seems that these days she is more involved in her medical work, both in the United States and Southern Africa, than in writing novels or short stories.  In this book … Continue reading review ZENZELE