Monsieur le Président


Not long ago the French president Emmanuel Macron invited the Congolese writer Alan Mabanckou to participate in a reflection to support the French language and the French culture.  Alan thought about it, took his pen and wrote a letter to the French president. You can read this letter here. Advertisements

Literary club announces contest for African writers


It seems that many organizations on our continent like literary competitions. The organization has reserved some money, it invents a name, sets a deadline, makes a longlist, moves on to a shortlist and the winner is …. This announcement is not from a new player on the track, but the revival of a known name. The … Continue reading Literary club announces contest for African writers

Niq Mhlongo reveals how he missed his own debut book launch


In this speech, given in China, by the writer cum journalist Niq Mhlongo he tells about the famous launch of his first book Dog Eat Dog. The launch of your book and even more your very first book is an important event. You know that your diehard fans will be there. Your close relatives, your … Continue reading Niq Mhlongo reveals how he missed his own debut book launch

We bury our stories and wonder why


Last year Mohale Mashigo published her debut The Yearning. She received many kudo’s for her work, including a debut prize from the University of Johannesburg. She has also been shortlisted twice for prizes.  In this interview she talks about her book and other relevant issues.