The Lusophone literary world is full of activities. Here some information on the winner of the Sonangol Literature Award 2016. The winner is Suleimane Cassoma Abdulumane, a writer from Mozambique.
The town of Gweru in the country of Zimbabwe has been for ages and decades a hotspot of literary activities. Writers and publishers and bookshops, all seem to find their way to this town. Read more about it.
In 1995 he was executed, together with eight others, for their activism in the oil-rich southern parts of Nigeria. Ken Saro-Wiwa not only was an activist, but also a writer. Now young writers have the chance to write a good review of one of the books of Ken and gain a prize.
Some good news from the country of Angola. The winner of the National Culture and Arts Prize in the field of Literature has been announced. The winner in this category is the writer José Luís Mendonça.
According to this article the genre of poetry has taken a backseat at the Nigerian literary scene. The Lagos International Poetry Festival wants to change this situation. Later this month the festival ‘Borderless Words’ will take place in Lagos, the poetic town.
To some depression is a western disease, where people live in a stressful world. But according to dr. Vivian Ikem, a PhD graduate of Chemical Engineering, there is more to say on this topic, so she wrote a book on this topic, for depression has many faces. At first I thought that the relationship between … Continue reading book on depression for launch