This is a bit complicated. At this place you will find a short story in a language that I do not understand. It is one of the many languages that are spoken and written and read in Nigeria. The story has been written by Gloria Mwaniga Minage, who is not Nigerian, but Kenyan, from the area … Continue reading BOYI
Tunis bookbinder ‘giving life’ to ancient manuscripts
What a labour of love. This man, Mohamed Ben Sassi, has been doing his job for 40 years. In the capital city of Tunesia he restores ancient manuscripts. He is a a bookbinder. The last one in this specialized field. Read more about his work here.
A fire is burning
A short story deserves a warm welcome. This one has been written by Jarryd Coetsee. He is a writer and film-maker from South Africa. Have a good look at this story and enjoy it.
5 African and sci-fi and fantasy books
It seems writers from the African continent are doing a good job in writing science fiction (sci-fi) and fantasy books. In this article you will find a selection of 5 books to give you an introduction to this particular field of literature. To me there were familiar names and one name that was new to … Continue reading 5 African and sci-fi and fantasy books
Hartebreker: Christiaan Barnard en die eerste hartoorplanting
Suddenly he shot to fame, worldwide. One man from South Africa, with his flashy smile. In a time that South Africa was a state in growing isolation one man found his way to the front pages of newspapers and magazines worldwide. His name was Christiaan Barnard (1922 – 2001). He was a surgeon at the … Continue reading Hartebreker: Christiaan Barnard en die eerste hartoorplanting
Review of ELEPHANT GOLD
The elephant population is declining, despite effort on the continent to stem the tide. Many resources are being pulled to fight against the poachers and the big business behind them. In this book, written for young people, we get a look into the world of elephants and the world of poaching and the tourism trade. … Continue reading Review of ELEPHANT GOLD