The National Book Foundation (United States of America) gives every year a list of five promising young writers an exposure by putting them on a list named “Five under 35”. Each winner gets $1,000. This year’s five are all women, and one of them is Lesley Nneka Arimah, who was raised in Nigeria, after she … Continue reading Minnesota writer Lesley Nneka Arimah named
A few days ago I started reading a book by J. M. Coetzee, just today I met Elizabeth Costello on the pages of this book. She entered the apartment of the protagonist and she decided to stay in his house. It seems she will stay at more places at the very same time for she … Continue reading JM Coetzee reads a new story
For a writer it can be hazardous to return to an earlier success. Deon Meyer will attempt it, by returning to his literary character Bennie Griessel. Griessel is a policeman who was present on the pages of some of Meyer books. Read more about this return to Griesel here.
One of the greatest writers form the African continent is the Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Every year when the time of revealing the name of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature nears his name is mentioned. Up till now the opportunity for him has passed by. His books are written in kiKikuyu and English, … Continue reading Ngugi wa Thiong’o : un nobélisable dans le texte
Next month in the former Nigerian capital Lagos a festival of poetry will be held. Many visiting poets will attend this festival. There will be workshops. There will be many words, building bridges from wall to wall. Here you will find more information and you find a possibility to register for the festival.