The generals and their books


Maybe you think a military man may not be a chosen vessel for literature. He (or she) is a person of the gun, of the fatigue, and not of the pen. But this is a mistake. Soldiers do write, even books. Even generals do write books. Nigeria is a good example. One general wrote a … Continue reading The generals and their books

We need our own Nobel and an academy


Here is another episode in the yearly journey towards the declaration of the winner of the Novel Prize for Literature. As far as I know four / five / six writers from the African continent have won. The changing number depends on wether you want to count Albert Camus (pied noir) and Doris Lessing as … Continue reading We need our own Nobel and an academy