The in-between world of little-known book editors


You read a book and might think that the name on the cover is the name of the person who wrote the book, from the first word till the last word. The writer who wrote it all. The writer managed to come up with all the ideas, the structure, the plot etcetera.  If you want … Continue reading The in-between world of little-known book editors

Ugandan-Canadian Bitek wins Glenna Luschei literary prize


She was born in 1982 in the Kenya capital city Nairobi. Her parents were Ugandan. Now she lives in Canada. She writes poetry and she has won a literary prize. Maybe you have thought: could she be the daughter of …  Yes, indeed she is the daughter of Okot p’Bitek. Read more about her and … Continue reading Ugandan-Canadian Bitek wins Glenna Luschei literary prize

‘As I chose the snowman’s eyes, I realised I had an audience …’


She was five years young and she moved to a house with a garden. It was the winter of 1987 and she discovered new things and she built a snowman. Nadifa Mohamed who was born in Somali still remembers this time in the new garden. A new world. A new field of discovery. She writes … Continue reading ‘As I chose the snowman’s eyes, I realised I had an audience …’

Review of BROKEN MONSTERS


Imagine a large wooden table. On it are a few hundred pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are scattered on the surface of the table. Some are placed upside down, other downside up. One way or the other there should be a connection between all these pieces. All of a sudden a hand with … Continue reading Review of BROKEN MONSTERS

The killer-nanny novel that conquered France


She has made a gigantic impact with her novel “Chanson Douce”. It was het second novel. The writer Leïla Slimani, who has Moroccon roots, gained prominence with her book and gained an important French literary price. In this article you will read more about this writer and her career.