In a way this article is a continuation of the debate about the quality of the literary criticism in Kenya, especially at the universities. Now the book DUST by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is taken as an example.
The winner of the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize has been announced. The prize has been awarded to one of the Trantaal boys, Nathan. He was awarded the prize for his collection of poetry titled Chokers en Survivors.
Zukiswa Wanner had been invited last month to come to Witwatersrand University in South Africa. The purpose was twofold. To launch a book by Panashe Chigumadzi and to attend a colloquium. When she arrived things had changed and students were on the move through the streets and the political institutions. Zukiswa was a witness and she … Continue reading a proud witness
Is the writer the writer himself? Or is the writer hiding behind another name? And what could be a reason for that? In the history of books and writing many people have used a pseudonym. To be on the safe side. To get more readers. To get more respect. Read more about it in this … Continue reading who really wrote it?
South Africa has a turbulent history with a great diversity of people, people groups, ethnicities, races etcetera. Journalist and press lady Ferial Haffajee has written a book in which she examens the past and the present of South Africa. Maybe her next book will be : “What if there were no Indians in South Africa?”
At first I thought: a novel by a Cameroonian author translated from Spanish into English? What is the world coming to!? But then I discovered that this man, Inongo-vi-Makomè, really is from the Cameroons (Francophone and Anglophone), but he has been living in Barcelona (Spain) for many years already. The title of his book is ‘Natives’ … Continue reading an excerpt from cameroonian author