The case for Lusophone African literature

One of the hidden gems of African literature is the Lusophone literature coming from our continent. For many people this Lusophone language is a castle that cannot be entered, but fortunately there are translators doing a good job. In this article Yovanka Paquete Perdigao writes about this segment of African literature.

Younger poets mourn a master

Recently the famous poet Keorapetse Kgositsile passed away. He was not a man living isolation, but he inspired many others to to take steps, how small, into the field of poetry and writing in general. In this article some tell us about the inspiring example of Bra Willie.       


Throughout the years I have read several books written by the South African author Alan Paton. Now I have looked at my Paton Part on my shelves and saw this first part of his autobiography. It was about time to read this book and I discovered I got quite a bit of background material for … Continue reading Review of TOWARDS THE MOUNTAIN

BY THE BOOK: Ndinda Kioko

This series BY THE BOOK features young and promising writers. Some have published a book, others a collection of poetry, some have published short stories in magazines. Ndinda Kioko hails from Kenya, has written several published short stories. At the moment she stays in the United States of America where she hones her creative writing … Continue reading BY THE BOOK: Ndinda Kioko

Alain Mabanckou te gast in de OBA

The famous Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou will descend on Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. He will be interviewed by Margot Dijkgraaf. Present will be also the Liberian writer Vamba Sherif. In the announcement one sweeping statement is not absent. It is mentioned that Alain spent his childhood in Africa. Well, Africa is not a … Continue reading Alain Mabanckou te gast in de OBA


Let us go back to the year 1977, maybe some of you were not even born. In the month October, the 13th day a plane left the airport at the Spanish island Palma de Mallorca to fly to the German city of Frankfurt. The Lufhansa plane carried 86 passengers, many of whom had enjoyed a … Continue reading review of MOGADISHU FENSTERPLATZ