In his book ‘The Colour of our Future’ the writer Xolela Mangcu touches upon issues of race and what race means for the future of South Africa. Here you find an edited version of the first chapter of his book. Advertisements
The Cain Prize can be a start of something even bigger. Namwali Serpell won the 2015 Cain Prize and now she has landed a good book deal for her first novel. The title of this forthcoming novel is “The Old Drift”, a multinational book. But … you need to have some patience, the publication is … Continue reading hogarth uk and us pre-empt world rights
At the moment of writing these notes the country of Eritrea is in the spotlight, for a positive reason. One of the cyclists in the Tour de France has conquered the jersey for the best climber. His name is Daniel Teklehaimanot. The road to Paris is still long, but his achievements are clear already. I … Continue reading Review MY FATHER’S DAUGHTER
The Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah describes her first encounter with Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom. The famous park with its corner, where people proclaim their message. Petina travels in her mind from Hyde Park to Harare Gardens.
How many initiatives will there be, concerning books, on the continent of Africa? How many people endeavour to get children to read? To borrow books al local libraries? To send writers to schools to talk about their books? Now we have ‘my big African book project’ .