The finalists, those on the shortlist, for the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature have been announced by World Literature Today (University of Oklahoma, United States of America). This Neustadt Prize is a very prestigious prize given in the United States. Nine writers from a vast diversity have been nominated. One of them is Aminatta Forna, … Continue reading finalists announced for
Here is a good piece of advice for the young and aspiring and female writer who wants to climb the ladder of fame and fortune and literature (not always in that order). The writer attended the Ake Arts and Book Festival and this is what he concluded.
Angola looks like an isolated country in the south west corner of the continent, but it has connections. Not just with Portugal, from which it inherited its Lusophone character. It has also connections with Brasil, a giant Lusophone country, an emerging market. There are literary connections between Angola and Bahia University. The writer Isabel Ferreira … Continue reading writer isabel ferreira addresses angolan literature at bahia university
On the crossroads of literature and law you may find the Nigerian lawyer and writer Chuma Nwokolo. Throughout his career he has seen the interaction between literature and wider society. In this interview he talks about his project his fiction and his campaign ‘The Bribecode’, in which he tries to get implemented the anti-bribery laws, … Continue reading on bribecode