writer luis fernando to release


Anglophone literature and Francoliterature a little bit behind and where does that leave Lusophone literature?  Portuguese speaking writers on the African continent have their own contribution to the wealth of African literature, but maybe there voices are only heard in their homecountries, Portugal and Brazil.  The Angolan writer Luís Fernando is about to release a … Continue reading writer luis fernando to release

don’t miss lauren beukes, nnedi, leif and binyavanga


Writers do write, but it seems a fair proportion of their time is taken up by travelling to other places to attend literary festivals. Here they speak about writing and the hardship of writing, and the little time they have for their writing. Some writers will travel to a nearby Goethe Institute in several African … Continue reading don’t miss lauren beukes, nnedi, leif and binyavanga

fiction writing


At the forthcoming Ake festival there will be session on the art of writing fiction. They have managed to get some famous writers to give these classes (or facilitate these sessions). They are Helon Habila, Taiye Selasi and  Nnedi. There is still the opportunity to participate.

writers, scholars, and activists


In the Kenyan Parliament the members of parliament are working very hard to forestall criticism of their work, their lifestyle and their utterances. The members have agreed on a law to gag the media and to inflict heavy penalties. The bill has gone up to the president, to sign or not to sign, that is … Continue reading writers, scholars, and activists