The Belgian writer Jef Geeraerts (1930) has passed away. In his younger years Geeraerts worked as a colonial civil servant in the Belgian colony Congo. He left in 1960 but the country never left him. Many of his books have a clear connection with his experience in those younger years in Congo, I can mention … Continue reading vlaamse schrijver jef geeraerts
Some writers let the book do its work. Others like to talk about the book, explain situations, give backgrounds, give the reader a shadow-book. Mark Winkler from South Africa talks about his second novel ‘Wasted’.
Later this month (28 – 30) the Story Moja Festival will uproot its base in Nairobi and travel to Nakuru, the birthplace of the writer Binyavanga Wainaina. I do not know if this writer will be at the festival, but there will be a young writer, aged 12. At the Festival there will not be … Continue reading storymoja takes