prizing african writing


There are so many literary prizes around, also in Africa. I think that the number is even increasing. But what is the value of all these prizes? Shoudl we care about the prizes that are gives form outside the continent? Do we think an outside prize is better? The debate continues. At the Franschhoek Literary … Continue reading prizing african writing

luister na antjie krog


The South African writer and poet Antjie Krog has published a new collection of poems. The title in Afrikaner language is ‘Mede-wete’, in English the choice has been made for ‘Synapse’. In two days time she will be at the Franschhoek Literary Festival and she will talk (in English) about her new book.  Here you … Continue reading luister na antjie krog

ipaf 2015 winner shukri mabkhout


What is the relationship between the Tunesian spring and the publication of the novel “The Italian” by the Tunesian author Shukri al-Mabkhout? He talks about this relationship in this interview, after he had won the 2015 IPAF. The award was handed over in the United Arab Emirates.