The seventh edition of the Open Book Festival promises fireworks

The famous Open Book Festival is heading for its seventh edition. The venue of this edition is Cape Town in South Africa, there will be an amazing 140 events at the program.  Some of the authors invited are Paul Beatty (winner of the Man Booker Prize) Chibundu Onuzo, Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Ayobami Adebayo. Read … Continue reading The seventh edition of the Open Book Festival promises fireworks

‘How to write about everything’

It would seem to me that a writer does not need to write about everything. The author has restrict his topic, his focus and the number of pages. Binyavanga Wainaina, who hails from Kenya, but who now resides in South Africa has spoken about the topic “How to write about everything”. Some years ago he … Continue reading ‘How to write about everything’

Literary activism in Côte d’Ivoire:

Language is a continuing problem in the African literary world. In what language to write, publish, read? Do I make use of the languages that harbour colonial vestiges? Do I focus on a local language?  In this article four colonial languages are being mentioned: French, Spanish, English and Portuguese. But could I add also the … Continue reading Literary activism in Côte d’Ivoire: