Where to get your books? Some enter a bookshop, make a pile, stroll towards the counter and pay a hefty bill. Others seek out the cheaper way at secondhand stalls or markets. Still other go to a local library, funded by the local government. But some libraries have a hard time. Read this story about … Continue reading kindia: la bibliotheque
Writing as a labour of love. This is the opinion of the Nigerian writer Adeola Opeyemi, who doubles as a painter. She got an honourable mention at the Writivism festival. Here you can connect with an interview with her.
It is good to notice the attention paid to the South African writer Alex la Guma (1925 – 1985). Three of his novels have been republished in one tome. This tome will be officially launched on the 15th of this month. Read more about it and join in reading or re-reading these books.
A new book by Deon Meyer is coming. It is not one crime-story. It is a collection of stories, old ones and new ones. Five stories are new, the others have been published in an earlier collection of stories.
We get a view in words of the house of the South African writer Dana Snyman. We read about pictures on the wall and the clerical robe that belonged to his father. Dana talks about his words on facebook and his meeting with people on the road, including a donkey-cart.
Who does not want to be a winner right from the start? Penny Busetto won an important literary prize for her debut. It was the Debut Prize awarded by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Here you can find an excerpt of this debut.