‘The youth cannot be fooled’


In this article the Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou shows his commitment to the situation in his country of birth: Congo with the capital city Brazzaville. He envisions a drastic change in the political situation and he takes part in it through the social media.  Advertisements

Wenners van kykNet-Rapport-boekpryse 2017 bekend


Prizes have been made known. This is always an important event. At the end of last month the winners of the kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse  could hear the maes One of the prizes is for a debut novel. Another prize is for a book reviewer (a highly underestimated profession and pastime) Read more about the prizes and the lucky … Continue reading Wenners van kykNet-Rapport-boekpryse 2017 bekend

Professional writers need to be professional readers


The Nigerian author Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ wrote a stunning debut novel with her Stay With Me. She was present at The Open Book Festival in Cape Town in South Africa. She was interviewed and you will find the interview here.  I wonder what a professional reader is? As that a person who reads books to write … Continue reading Professional writers need to be professional readers