why university dons should take a second

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.  

a proud witness

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

what if there were no whites

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?”

an excerpt from cameroonian author

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