panashe chigumadzi on her debut novel, ‘sweet medicine’


Her name was already known but now she has published her first novel. The title of this novel is “Sweet Medicine”. The protagonist is a young woman from Zimbabwe. In Harare she tries to survive and find love. In those days the economy was on its way down. How can Tsitsi survive? The writer Panashe Chigumadzi … Continue reading panashe chigumadzi on her debut novel, ‘sweet medicine’

ake arts and book festival gets underway


It has begun. The new edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival. May writers and artist from all over the world have descended upon Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. The new government of former general Buhari does not seen to have a perspective on the arts, but this gives an opportunity to have freedom and … Continue reading ake arts and book festival gets underway

the heart has spaces


A relationship in words and poems and stories. The relationship between novelist André Brink and poet Ingrid Jonker was stormy. Many letters and notes and telegraphs flowed back and fro.  It all has been put on pages and surrounded by a cover. Karina, the widow of André Brink, writes about this spacious heart.