a visit with morgan le fay


This a very, very short story by Sofia Samatar.  But who says a short story should be long? Let such a story be short. I could even be shorter. Let us aim for the shortest short story. 

read thabo mbeki’s foreword


Ali Mazrui wrote about the unity between Africa en the Near East. Throughout the ages and centuries there has been a close connection between the two entities, but also many diversities and differences.  Now a book has been published on “The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring: a season or rebirth?” The former South African … Continue reading read thabo mbeki’s foreword

how achebe rescued ‘weep not, child’


This is a nice article on the birth of a novel. The novel in case is ‘Weep not, child’ by James Ngugi, who has since named himself Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The man who handled the book at Heinemann Educational Books writes about the influence of the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, who was the editor of … Continue reading how achebe rescued ‘weep not, child’