This is an interesting article on the relationship between the oral traditions and the reading / watching traditions on the African continent. Is the oral tradition on the decline? Has a reading culture been established and expanded? Read more about it in this article.
Awards galore. Another session to hand out awards. This time the country that is the venue of the awards is Kenya. This time it is about the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. Read more about the event and the writers honoured at that occasion.
What language to use, is often a question posed by writers on the African continent. Ngugi wa Thiongo raised this question already many years ago and he took his pen and wrote in Gikuyu. This alarmed the government of Kenya. The writer must have hit the heartstrings of his audience. In Ethiopia the Ministry of … Continue reading children stories collection
How does a writer make money to live? Most writers do not sell enough book s to live by writing. Some work at a newspaper. Others lecture at an university. Now a Nigerian writer has made a new way of making a living. Toni Kan has become a brand ambassador for the Samsung Galaxy Note … Continue reading nigerian writer toni kan
She raised some dust with her latest novel. The dust has settled now, but we cannot forget the past. Not the past in which this novel was written nor the past that is present in the pages of this novel ‘DUST’. Yvonne Odhimabo Owuor is the writer of this novel, recently she was present at … Continue reading when everything i thought
Writers from KwaZulu-Natal have the chance to win a literary prize. For the first time . The winners have been made known. Two female writers (or women writers or just writers) have the honour to receive the prize.