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, 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.
Good news has come in on the family of the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Her father has been abducted and now the latest news is that he has been released by his captors.
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.
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
Is reading books an activity of older people, who have settled in life, who can afford to buy a book? Where are the young people who walk into a bookshop and buy a book? At the Lagos Book Fair there will be special attention for young people, young readers.