The multicultural writer Akwaeke Emezi is working on a long term project concerning parts of her roots in the Igbo tradition from southern Nigeria. She is working on books that present the worldview in which the the spirit ogbanje features prominently. Her debut novel is Freshwater and in this interview she talks and answers. … Continue reading The Ms. Q&A: Akwaeke Emezi on Freshwater and Finding Home
This is meant for poets from Africa or African poets. It is not easy to define who will be able to join this ‘competition’. When is a poet an African poet? Just have a look at the requirements. To me it is a bit complicated.
Books were moved from one place to another. First books were moved from the City Library of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, to the Writers International Network Zimbabwe. This is a society where young writers come together. Second this Network divided these book into sic piles and donated each pile to six ‘young writers … Continue reading City library assists writers association
Literature comes in all forms and shapes. One of these forms is romance fiction. One of the writers of this kind is Amaka Azie, who lives in England. She is a writer but also a parttime family doctor. She has strong roots in Nigeria and in this interview she answers questions about her literary work.
The South African writer Zakes Mda is a popular writer. He has retired from his teaching profession at the University of Ohio (United States of America), but maybe he cannot retire from reaching, even in his books. At a seminary he still taught his hearers about the way he works and writes his novels. In … Continue reading “I try to make history relatable – to humanise it”: Zakes Mda on his writing
Maybe the French president Emmanuel Macron has met his superior in the German chancellor Anega Merkel. What ever the truth maybe, it is clear that he tries to tighten the ties with Francophone countries and parts of countries. This called the Francophonie. Many countries in Africa have ties with France, a former colonial power. It … Continue reading Le français, notre bien commun ? Par Alain Mabanckou et Achille Mbembe