“Diamonds are a girls best friend.” This is a saying that has gone worldwide. This book is about diamonds, but most of the characters in this book are men. The writer Jef Geeraerts (1930 – 2015) was a Belgium writer, who worked for some years, during the fifties, as a colonial servant in the former … Continue reading DIAMANT
A university has the option to confer degrees to people who have not studied at its university. It is a way to show respect to the achievements of people, even outside the academic realm. An hounorary degree is such a way to hounor people. Yale University in the United States has conferred a doctorate on … Continue reading Ngugi sits among giants
The man promised to tear apart his Green Card if Donald Trump would be elected president of the United States of America. He kept his words. Maybe he was the only celebrity who kept his word. Did anyone move to Canada? Wole is back, back in Nigeria, back to his ancestral roots. He is visible. … Continue reading First tour of Nigeria and a
The Libya-born writer Hisham Matar is hitting the literary headlines. He was a Pulitzer Prize winner and now he has won the Folio Prize for his book The Return. In this book he returns to his birthland Libya in search of his missing father. Read about it here.
There is saying floating around the world: Africa is not a country. When I think of Nigeria I think: Nigeria is not a country, it is a continent. There is so much diversity, there are so many stories, there are so many people, there are so many traditions. This (auto)biography takes us to the uttermost … Continue reading IO, SAFIYA
Just a few months ago she passed away: this literary icon from Nigeria. No longer a second class citizen, but a writer in her own right. In this article the role and influence of Buchi Emecheta is sketched.