The Kenyan writer Adipo Sidang’ has been around for some time. He studied far and near. He lectured at the University of Nairobi. Now he has published a collection of his poetry. The collection is titled Parliament of Owls. The poems hit a note with readers and critics. One of his fields of interest is … Continue reading Adipo Sidang’: The literary monk
The Tower of London burned. The flames coloured the tall building. The Tower stood in Grenfell, a multiple layer of people at the verges of society, the people huddled on staircases and sought ways out of the inferno. Ben Okri wrote a poem about the poor in the Tower.
The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has joined a growing number of writers and publishers and organization that have decided top boycott a Swedish book Fair. The reason given is the presence of a rightwing magazine at the fair. The organization does not want to budge, but wants to promote dialogue. Read more about it … Continue reading Leading author joins boycott
In September an important Book Fair will be held in the Nordic country Sweden. Many visitors are expected to have a look at this fair, to interact with publishers and writers. One of the writers who was invited is the Kenya-born Ngugi wa Thiong’o. He now has informed the organizers of the Book Fair that … Continue reading Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o pulls out
Alexandra Fuller (born in Britain) has written some hard hitting books on her younger years in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). She wrote about her parents who moved from one place to another and from one country to another, about her experiences during the war in Rhodesia leading to independence. Here she talks about important books in her … Continue reading Fairy tales on the frontlines
On the cover of this book it is written that this book is a novel. Reading the book I travelled from novel, to autobiography, to guide, to informationcenter. It is a mixture written out of love for the people of Eritrea. The story centers around the journey of Wim (!) to Eritrea. He is in … Continue reading HET KOFFIERITUEEL