mapping the mind of a joburg flaneur


The South African writer Mark Gevisser tells about his latest book. This one is on the city of Johannesburg. He wanders through the streets and district and history of this immense town. It struck me when he related in this interview about his private history linked to the country of  Lithuania. 97% of the Jews … Continue reading mapping the mind of a joburg flaneur

somaliland: conversation with nadifa


Hurry! Hurry! For tonight there is a meeting with the writer Nadifa Mohamed (1981), born in Hargeisa. You have to travel to a place in London, United Kingdom so see and hear her. Mary Harper joins Nadifa. Mary works with the BBC World Service (recognize the tune ?!) . The two ladies will talk about … Continue reading somaliland: conversation with nadifa

are you as well read as


Suppose you have a 16 year old son. Suppose next you want to recommend some books for him to read. Suppose you would select 10 titles. What would be your list? Mr. Tony Little has made a little list for eager boys of 16 years old. I do not know if this Little man has … Continue reading are you as well read as