Interviewer asks Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘Are there bookshops in Nigeria?’


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?’

Reading Zimbabwe


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

Review of NISA AL-MAGHRABI


Right at the start I have to admit that I did not read the original Arabic version of this book written by Razan al-Maghrabi. My grasp of languages is limited and does not include Arabic. I have read the Dutch translation that was published in the very same year as the original publication.  Let us … Continue reading Review of NISA AL-MAGHRABI