burundi: writing from the state of sleep

There is more to Burundi than the position of the president. There is a literary scene as well. David Shook gives a bird’s eye view of the state of Burundi from a literary perspective. 

alex la guma’s neglected legacy

Sometimes it seems to me that there was no African writing before the days of Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa Thiong’o. They receive honours and praise. But what about the older voices? I have paid attention to Sol T. Plaatje. But what about a man like Alex la Guma (1925 – 1985)? A long forgotten writer. … Continue reading alex la guma’s neglected legacy