This novel brings us back to the nineteenfifties in the harbourtown of Marseille, in the south of France. Diaw Falla has left his mother and siblings in Senegal and travelled to France, the colonial master. In the harbour of cosmopolitan Marseille he has odd day jobs to unload the ships that come in. It is … Continue reading LE DOCKER NOIR

Tributes pour in for late novelist, Buchi Emecheta

On Wednesday, the 25th of this month of January, the Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta passed away. She had reached the age of 72 years. Emecheta rose to fame worldwide due to her books with women at the center. Also her experiences in the United Kingdom as a second class citizen found their way to her … Continue reading Tributes pour in for late novelist, Buchi Emecheta

Contesting Narratives: an interview with South African writer Masande Ntshanga

In this interview we get a closer look at the South African writer Masande Ntshanga. Het debut as a novelist made an impression on readers and critics alike. In his debut The Reactive he delves into the world of HIV in his native country. The interview was conducted via the means of email. 

Female literary icon, Onyebuchi Emecheta

An era has passed with the passing away of the Nigeria born writer Buchi Emecheta. She was an early voice in the world of African literature. She moved at an early age to the United Kingdom, the colonial masters. There she felt a second class citizen. She wrote her new world and how she fitted … Continue reading Female literary icon, Onyebuchi Emecheta

Literary icon, Buchi Emecheta, dies at 72

In the year 2005 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). It was a reward for her contribution to her manifold activities in Britain and abroad. Yesterday the Nigeria-born writer Buchi Emecheta passed away. She wrote many novels that gained a worldwide readership. Themes in her books were women in a patriarchal … Continue reading Literary icon, Buchi Emecheta, dies at 72