respected abroad, distrusted at home

Jan Smuts seems to be a forgotten name. Once his name was given to an airport, but his name was taken of the signs. Smuts was a South African politician and known on the international political scene.  The writer Richard Steyn has written a book on this man. 

coal city literary forum celebrates

Sometimes writers are celebrated after they have passed away. This is not going to happen with the author Anezi Okoro from Nigeria. He will be celebrated later this month in Enugu, Nigeria, for his contribution to the reading culture in Nigeria. Okoro many books for young adults, a popular niche in the bookworld these days.