What do children read at school? This is a question raised concerning the pre-university education in Egypt. Those who have set the texts to be read have left out contemporary authors. Are the civil servants out of touch with the literary realities in Egypt? Are they leaving these writers out with a certain purpose? Read … Continue reading the absence of contemporary literature
His name does not sound very Afrikaner, but he has been honoured for his contribution for his contribution to the Afrikaner language. This took place at the very same event at which Randall Wicomb presented his biography ‘Kleur’ (‘Colour’).
It is good the Etisalat Prize pays attention to literature for young children. The Prize has a category for readers in age group 8 – 12 years. This year the prize for books in the category for Arabic Children’s Literature has been awarded to ” الخروج من الفقاعة” (Getting Out of the Bubble). This book about a … Continue reading getting out of the bubble
It is still possible that a diamond-rich country like Botswana needs book donations from abroad. This time the books were coming from a publishing house in London (United Kingdom): Tiny Island Publishers. These books were meant for primary schools.
At the Queensdale Sports Club (Zimbabwe) many people came together to pay tribute to the late Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove, who passed away in the month of July, this year.