nine gosling road


Here you find a nice story by Kelly Ansara on the days of old, days that have gone by, put in a history box. Kelly has taken a second look at the box, taken out some bits and has put these bits in a story about the memories of olden days. Bits about disappearing people, … Continue reading nine gosling road

anger, race and postcolonialism


The debate at the Franschhoek Literary Festival has not been kept within the borders of South Africa. One of the people present, Thando Mgqolozana, made known again that he will no longer attend white literary festivals. The debate has reached wider circles as the ripples in a pool stirred by a stone.    

julius is a mixture of hitler, idi


The Franschhoek Literary Festival (South Africa) has caused quite a stir. Not in the first place by the literary statements made, but by political and anthropological statements. One of the speakers came to talk about the politician Julius Malema, who was kicked out of the ANC. Kenny Kunene used some strongs words in describing this … Continue reading julius is a mixture of hitler, idi

celebrate 60 years of the black sash


The Black Sash is known as an organization, run by women, to end the evil of apartheid. Many women have invested time and effort to make known to the political (and other) powers that the aprtheid should end. One of the leading ladies was Sheena Duncan, a daughter of one the founding mothers of the … Continue reading celebrate 60 years of the black sash

jm coetzee and athol fugard festival


Right in the Karoo (South Africa) later this month a festival will be held to hounour two South Africans who have left their mark on the literary scene. One of them is J.M. Coetzee (1940), who won the Nobel prize for Literature, the other is Athol Fugard (1932) who is not only involved in literature, … Continue reading jm coetzee and athol fugard festival

interview with 2015 joint winner


Nick Makoha from Uganda recently won a literary prize, one of the many literary prizes that float around in the literary universum. He is from Uganda but a long time ago het fled the country, thanks to the illustrious dictator Idi Amin. In this interview he talks about his private life and his literary life … Continue reading interview with 2015 joint winner