The name of Napoleon (the French emperor) is familiar to me. Two hundred years ago he was defeated at the battle of Waterloo (present-day Belgium). But I did not know about a man nicknamed ‘The Black Napoleon’. Next month a novel on this man will be presented. The book has been written by the Dutch-Liberian … Continue reading book presentation ‘the black napoleon’
This very old. A manuscript of about 4,000 years old. It was pieced together at the Cairo Museum, under the leadership of the Egyptologist dr. Wael Sherbiny. The text and the drawing are on a leather roll with a length of 2.5 meter. Read more about this beautiful find and the painstaking work of the … Continue reading ancient manuscript pieced
What is the value of a literary award? What influence will it have an the fields of writers in African and the diaspora? Will prizes from outside our continent decide what is available and what will be supported en encouraged/ Or is this a bit narrow-minded? Here you have an article on this matter of … Continue reading literature awards: kenya too
Here you find a list of seven books that are profitable for women of African descent to read, writings in a feminist way. Some of these writers live on the continent, others left / fled before they even started writing. A list worthwhile.
What does an average girl or boy reads at school or at home? How does this young person gets a book in his or her hands? In this intriguing article we see in what ways books move from north to south and from south to north. It is written about the situation of France and … Continue reading donating books to africa