The preparations for 2016 are under way. Next year many literary prizes will be awarded. One of these prizes is the “Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2016”. The organizers call for submission of poetry collections by a single author from African descent (how many generations back till we have reached Africa? When Africa … Continue reading wole soyinka prize for african
In the year 2012 the Nigerian author Jekwu Anyaegbuna won an important literary prize. The name of the prize is the “Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa”. Recently this writer spend time in Bulgaria where he had the opportunity to indulge in writing due to the Sozopol Fiction Fellowship. In this interview he recounts his experiences.
It is an art to judge a piece of art. Literary criticism is not just about good and bad. The judgement should dig a bit deeper. This where this writer joins the debate and recounts his experiences as a student at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.
PEN Afrikaans focusses its attention on the country of Eritrea. A country not known for its sense and practice of freedom. Writers and journalist are kept behind prisonwalls.
Violence exploded in Paris, the capital city of France. A city often associated with ‘love’. Not the first time, not in Paris, not in Beirut, not a beach in Tunesia, not in Syria etcetera etcetera. Laila Lalami, born in Morocco, working and living in the United States of America, speaks her mind on these explosive … Continue reading to defeat isis, we must call