south african author songeziwe


The South African writer Songeziwe Mahlangu went up north and ended up in the Kenyan capital city Nairobi. He attended a party celebrating words and books. Songeziwe is the winner of the Etisalat Prize for African Literature. Advertisements

this is a novel of defiance


The Tunesian novelist Shukri al- Mabkhout gained a second prize for his debut novel ‘The Italian’. The first prize came from Tunesia, the second one is an international prize.  Here you will find some more information on the award ceremony and the book itself.   

the cain prize: is it the foreign


This week the list with names and titles was shot into the world by the Cain Prize for African Literature. The homebase of the Prize is London, in the United Kingdom. One a while the discussion rages about the foreignness of the prize. Will Cain Prize decide the face of African Literature? Are African writers … Continue reading the cain prize: is it the foreign

uk-based writer author’s book in hausa


Do you still have the desire to learn the Hausa-language? It is an important language, not just in Northern Nigeria, but also in countries that are neighbouring this area. I just managed to learn a few words. Now a book has been published that could be a help for those who want to improve their … Continue reading uk-based writer author’s book in hausa