The Angolan Writers’ Union is doing a good job in reaching out to new audiences. This time the organisation has set up a program to reach schools. They want to send writes to school to interact with the pupils, do some reading from their books, sign their books en and make these young people enthusiasts … Continue reading uea promtes public readings
Here you have your next writer who encourages children to pick up reading. Also in Angola the modern foes of reading books are present: electronic games and watching other screens. John Bella does the encouragement. Pick up your book and read, whatever age you are.
In the merry month of August, 2015, Edinburgh will host an international Book Festival. This festival has made a serious attempt to look beyond the borders of Scotland, UK and the English speaking world. While visiting Cong0-Brazzaville to meet Alain Mabanckou Nick Barley noticed how popular this writer is in his own country. This was … Continue reading uk reading habits
Ikarus must have been one of the first aviators. In Greek Mythology (and the Greek do need mythology a lot these days) Icarus and his father were captured by King Minos on the island of Crete. By way of escape father and son devise a wooden structures (wings, fixed with feathers and wax) so Icarus … Continue reading deon meyer weer aangewys
Up till now I have not understood the literary quality of the f-word. The word is mentioned in the title of this interview with Tendai Huchu. Let us move on to more content. The famous philosopher Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boëthius (who was born around 480 in Rome, in the year 524/5 he was executed in Pavia) is … Continue reading i write whatever the
Here is another chapter in the ongoing debate sparked off by Thando Mgqolozana at the Franschhoek Literary Festival (South Africa), recently held. Or was it it sparked off by the Festival itself, being part of a certain system and setting and legacy? A #LitApartheid meeting was held with more speakers and listeners and debaters to … Continue reading it is nonsensical to say