In this article the writer Martin Bossenbroek (from The Netherlands) tells a bit about the background of his well received book on the Boer War in South Africa. He looked at this war from different perspectives to mould a wider picture. One of the leading characters in his book is the the Dutchman Willem Leyds.
The book is making the rounds. This latest book by the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah. Here you find part of this book. Take your time to read it. And to enjoy it.
Her father is a teacher of English language and literature. His daughter started writing, but he did not like it. It sounds the start of a cruel tale, a tale of a young girl that was thwarted in her attempts to be a succesfull writer. But this is not a tale, it is the life … Continue reading young writer with big dreams
The country of Angola is producing books, well, not quite the country itself, but writers from this oil-rich country. One of these writes is Luis Fernando, who published another book. Read more about it.
What is next for Africa? Ben Okri, from Nigerian origin, but living in the United Kingdom for many years paints a picture of what could be in store for Africa. He envisages enough creativity to overcome the problems that are facing Africans.
Sometimes we get a glimpse into history. Maaza Mengiste writes about a young Ethiopian boy, whose remains are kept in the United Kingdom. Attempts have been made to get his remains back to his country of origin. To no avail. The next step in this story by Maaza Mengiste is present situation of refugees. She writes: … Continue reading this ethiopian prince