Interview with novelist Ann Al-Safi

The Sudanese writer Ann Al-Safi lives and works in the United Arab Emirates. In this interview she talks about her books for young people and adults, about cultural life in the Arabic world, about using scientific ideas in her futuristic works. 

Nigerians, South African shortlisted for 9mobile Prize for Literature

Over a hundred entries were considered by the jury of the 9mobile literary prize, with entries coming from many African countries. The judges, coming from Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. Now the finalists have been made known and you can find their names here.

Leïla Slimani and Afua Hirsch: ‘People have a cliched way of looking at race’

The two have met in a pub, crossing borders and sharing lives. The writer Leïla Slimani, a French lady with Moroccon roots, and Afua Hirsch, a British lady with many roots, e.g. Ghanaian roots. They wondered about their likeness, they found a common ground.   Look at the pictures and the verbal results of their meetup. 

Chimamanda Adichie: The daughter of postcolonial theory

The ripples after the stone has been thrown in the pond by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie still widen. In an interview she gave the topics of bookshops in Nigeria and the position of post-colonial literature a stage and people picked it up.  In this article the South African academic (at Stellenbosch University) writes … Continue reading Chimamanda Adichie: The daughter of postcolonial theory