An Interview with Chike Frankie Edozien, Author of the First Gay Nigerian Memoir


Homosexuality is not an easy issue in Nigeria. Still Chiké Frankie Edozien decided tow rite about his own life as a gay man in a dominant male culture. The title of his book is ‘Lives of Great Men’. In it he writes with a sense of humour about his life and his position as a … Continue reading An Interview with Chike Frankie Edozien, Author of the First Gay Nigerian Memoir

How Nyana Kakoma is creating a generation of book readers right from the grass roots through Sooo Many Stories


She is the founder of the Ugandan platform for writers and editors. Her name is Nyana Kakoma and she is the one who in 2014 started Sooo Many Stories. Her platform even published two books. Read more about her activities here. 

review of DEVIL’S PEAK


This is the second book by the South African writer Deon Meyer that I have read. Now I have turned to Devil’s Peak, a book published in English in 2008. This makes clear that I am lagging behind about 20 years. This time span however did not turn me into a time traveller. I was … Continue reading review of DEVIL’S PEAK

Jacket Notes: Martha Evans on Speeches that Shaped South Africa


The power of eloquent speeches is still present. Martha Evans has searched for important speeches that have been crucial in the development of South Africa. Names that come to our minds are Nelson Mandela, the reverend Allan Boesak and others. Here you will find more information on this book. 

Read an excerpt from Tracy Going’s searing memoir, Brutal Legacy


Her name was well known in the days gone past. She worked in the field of broadcasting so people heard her and saw her. Now Tracy Going has written down episodes of her life. It looked fantastic but underneath a different world was simmering and at times exploding. Now she has written ‘Brutal Legacy’ and … Continue reading Read an excerpt from Tracy Going’s searing memoir, Brutal Legacy

‘Old Drawing’ Author: Writers In Our Country Are Honoured After They Die


Sometimes a voice comes from far away. Nafisa Zain al-Abidin left her country of birth and decided to move to the United States of America. She had written a book titled ‘Old Drawing’ and now she has published a collection of stories titles ‘Elegant Sins’. In this interview you will find out more about Nafisa.