ploughing my own furrow


In this article the Zimbabwe rooted author Tendai Huchu writes about his writing experiences. He wrote the famous book ‘ The hairdresser of Harare’ . I do not know when he last had a decent haircut in Harare for he lives in bonny old Scotland these days.  He writes about what happened to him after … Continue reading ploughing my own furrow

lauren beukes: talk, book signing


Lauren Beukes, the South African writer, is conquering the world. She embarks on a European tour. One of the places she will visit is The Netherlands. At the American Book Center at Amsterdam (the capital of fantasy?) she will meet with readers, spectators, listeners and maybe even bookbuyers.

tunesian novel wins


For the eighth time a winner has been announced for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The winner this time comes form the North African country Tunesia. His name is Shukri al- Mabkhout. He is not a fulltime writer, he is an administrator at a Tunesian university. 

tanvi bush interview


There are sooo many books connected to Africa, and sooo many writers. I suppose, there are still many discoveries to be made.  One of the new names is the one of Tanvi Bush. She grew up in Zambia, where her parents worked. Her father was working in the medical field, fighting against HIV/Aids. She left … Continue reading tanvi bush interview