For the first time in its history a female writer has won the Mamounia Prize. Leïla Slimani wrote her novel “Dans le jardin de l’ogre”. The prize carries a cash amount of 200.000 dirhams.
Next month Durban will host many poets from South Africa but also from other countries. The evnt will be hosted at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The line-up consists of 24 poets. Here you will find more information.
It started with the writer and Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus. He was born in France and wrote many books. This is not all. Camus was born in Algeria, when this country was a French colony. In 1942 he published his “L’Étranger”, in this book the narrator Meursault kills an Arab. The Algerian writer Kamel … Continue reading why should the colonist
When you put together the civil war in Nigeria (Biafra), faith and the gay-life you should have a few good ingredients for a good novel. The Nigerian writer Chinelo Okparanta did put these elements together in her novel ‘Under the Udala trees’. In a few days her novel will be launched. More about the novel … Continue reading chinelo okparanta on faith
From the north and from the south. Leila Aboulela and Henrietta Rose-Innes will meet in in a place in British East Sussex. The place is called Charleston, but I doubt this place is the origin of that famous dance called ‘ charleston’. But maybe it is the place of small wonders when Leila (from Sudan) … Continue reading small wonder