There seem to be two kinds of writers. On one side we have the writers of color and on the other side we have the writers of non-color. Black and white are not colors, so black and white writers to one side and all the others to the other side. Do I confuse you, or … Continue reading Writers of color are making their own canon
The world of literature is not confined to paper. The digital world is playing an important role, just think of e-books. The internet plays an important role as well in the field of collecting data on African literature and all things pertaining to it. Kwame Dawes, English professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is focusing on … Continue reading UNL ‘African Digital Portal’ will give students access to African poetry, artifacts
Some countries have a name in the world of literature. Think of Nigeria, Kenya, let us not forget South Africa. Others stay in the shadows, maybe because English is not an important language in that country. Let us have a look at Sudan. Maybe literature is noit the first word you connect with Sudan. But … Continue reading Preparations completed for launching Al-Tayeb Salih Award’s 8th Session
Many centuries ago it was quite normal to read aloud, it was the normal way. In the days of the North African bishop Aurelius Augustinus a change was noticed. People started reading in a quiet voice. Maybe lips were moved, but not a sound was heard. Often children like to be read to, to hear … Continue reading PEN SA members read aloud to children on #WRAD18
This is an article from the Gulf News and I wondered: ‘Which Gulf?’ As far as I know there are many gulfes in the world and most of them with news. In the end I found out we have to look at the Persian Gulf. It is an area with a thriving economy. This is … Continue reading ‘I like an economy of words’
Another chapter in the book that highlights writers that have not reached yet the pinnacles of fame. His name is Mbizo Chirasha. He writes poetry and he wants to share poetry. He even started the campaign Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. He has also showed activities in the field of social justice.