This is a French voice on the winner of the Caine Prize. The winner is from Zambia and her name is Namwali Serpell.
Books can have an immense influence on people. Think about the influence of writers like Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler. Some young people were in a group to study a book on dictatorship and democracy. The Angolan government does not appreciate this. So they arrested these people. You will find out more about it here.
The yearly event of the Caine Prize has been moved forward with the announcement of this year’s winner. Her name is Namwali Serpell and she is from Zambia and works in the United States of America. Here you find some more information.
Talk about a male domination in the world of writing and publishing and awarding prizes! When you have a look at the world of ‘romance writing’ you will see a world of women. In September 2015 many romance writers will gather at Stellenbosch, South Africa, to talk about their work and their brand of writing.
This is an interesting article on one of the many sides of African writing, or, maybe, in this case, Indian writing. Indians have travelled for many years and decades and centuries to the East Coast of Africa. They travelled. They worked. They settled. They left again. They wrote about it.
It is one thing to talk about action. It is another thing to take action. Fortiscue Helepi (from South Africa) took action and he started a bookshop. African Flavour Bookshop is the name of his bookshop. Last week he gave a presentation on what he did and why he did it and what people thought … Continue reading practical action to decolonize