The use of what language is still an important issue. When you write in the English language you have a good chance to get a wide readership. When you write in a small language for instance Kikuyu your readership is limited. This has not hinder the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o who has decided to … Continue reading Short story by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o translated
In this novel the writer Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana, 1942) paints the story of a young professional woman who works in a government department. Her name is Esi and she is married to Oko, a teacher. Together they have one daughter Ogyaanowa. The best friend of Esi for many years is the nurse/midwife Opokuya, who … Continue reading CHANGES, A LOVE STORY
Patience Agbabi is a poet, raised in Wales, born in 1965 in London (United Kingdom). She has published several collections of poetry. In this article you will find one of her poems, with a tale of research in order to dissect her poem to unravel meaning upon meaning.
Ken Bugul is her penname. A name to disguise her real name. It could be due to a diversity of reasons. The real name of Ken has not been hidden for ever, for her real name is Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma (1947, Ndoucoumane, Senegal). It could be that she did not want people to connect the life … Continue reading LE BAOBAB FOU
Graced Ogot has found a permanent to remember her in a mausoleum near to the house of her Bethwell Ogot. Grace Ogot has written many books and has been active in the political world as well. Her husband is a respected historian. Read more about it here.
Marie Ndiaye is a French writer with Senegalese roots. She has written several books. One of these books is Ladivine (2013). Here you will find a part of this novel. It starts with a dog.