Travelling is not restricted to the space within the borders of Africa. Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in Congo (1981), he studies in the Austrian city of Graz and he has meeting engagements in the Boston area in the United States of America. He has written poetry and prose as well as plays.
The Open Book Festival 2015 gives us many good sessions in which writers and others share with an audience. In one session it was discussed how writers will and can do justice to the events they describe. Read more about it.
In this article the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah is criticised for her praise of the book ‘The Fear’ by Peter Godwin. The book has been published some time ago, but there is still time and space to tell Petina she did the wrong thing.
After a period of a ten year absence the writer Chubundu Onuzo returns to her village in Nigeria. She lives in the United Kingdom and she looks at the things that have changed in her village. Are there any changes? Or is everything still as it used to be? Did modernity and change pass by … Continue reading if africa is rising, why are the villages left behind?