It caused an uproar. What about bookshops in Nigeria? Well, there are bookshops and there have been bookshops already for decades. But who has access to these bookshops? And to stretch the matter a bit: who has access to a library? The Nigerian writer Sede Alonge wrote answers to these questions in this article.
In this interview the South African writer Fred Strydom (living in Johannesburg) talks about his work. He 2015 he opened the door to step into the literary world of South Africa with his novel The Raft. Now he has another book titled The Inside-Out Man.
This is another episode of the series on meetings with writers. This time we meet the Kenyan writer Gladys Situma. She active on blogs and writes about lifestyle and related issues. Read more about her love of books and her writing activities here.
Bookshops. It was a hot issue during an interview given by the celebrated Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in France during a festival. She was asked if there were bookshops in Nigeria. Chimamanda answered the question. And the interview continued with other explosive issues. The social media exploded (well, it bit too much to say … Continue reading Interviewer asks Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘Are there bookshops in Nigeria?’
Here some news about a collection of poetry by the South African poet Koleka Putuma. The title of the collection is ‘Collective Amnesia’. It is experimental poetry. Let us not forget that. Privately or collectively.
What a beautiful initiative. On my blog I pay attention to books about Zimbabwe. But what happens on this website? Those who have taken the initiative for this website want to give information on all books from Zimbabwe, not just literature, but all kinds of genre in the written word. Many thanks to Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Nontsikelelo Mutiti … Continue reading Reading Zimbabwe