The role of a publisher is an important one. Publishing books. Publishing magazines, publishing magazines. Just a few weeks ago Kenyan publishers came together in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and probably also the capital city of Kenyan publishers. Here you find an impression of the meetings.
For many worldwide readers the scene of African literature (both on the continent and in the diaspora) is an unfamiliar scene. Howe many will know about African winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature? How many will know about the second and third generation of writers? In this short article you will find a short … Continue reading New African literature disrupts the game
It is a ritual that comes back every year. The date of the announcement of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is nearing. Speculation is rive. Africans mention names, bookmakers look for profit. The name of the Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o is on almost everybody’s list, at leat those lists emanating from … Continue reading On missing Nobel Prize yet again Ngugi