Cecil John Rhodes has made an interesting comeback in South Africa. Suddenly his name was on the lips of many, especially young people. #RhodesMustFall became popular on Twitter. His statue was looked at and brought down. Rhodes as a symbol of white supremacy and white privilege. One thing that did not fall were the scholarships … Continue reading shedding light on cecil john rhodes’ lifelong obsession
The fire is visible in the snow. The heat is on and what will happen to the snow? Will it survive? The letters and notes and telegrams that have been travelling between André Brink and Ingrid Jonker have been published. The widow of Brink talks about this publication.
The book passed the censor in the year 2014. The book has been in the bookshops. The book has been bought by many people. Now the writer, Ahmed Naje, has to travel to a criminal court for the publication of an an excerpt of his novel The Use of Life (استخدام الحياة). Not only the writer … Continue reading novelist ahmed naje faces criminal
The Tunesia-rooted writer Hédi Kaddour has written about the relationship between Hollywood (the world of creation and misrepresentation) and North Africa, during the days of French colonial rule in the interbellum. Here you can find an interview with the writer himself.
The task is to write a story within one hour. The length of the story should be between 50 and 500 words. The content of the story is a response to an image. The South African writer Ivan Vladislavic took up the challenge.
Oil-rich Nigeria needs more money for its many libraries. This is the heartcry of the National Librarian, Malam Habib A. Jato. Money is not only needed to get more books on the shelves, but for other issues as well.