The actress Gabourey Sidibe asked five questions to 200 women. In this book you will find all the questions and all the answers. Quite a number of women come from South Africa. I do not know about other African countries. Each person that has been interviewed is accompanied by a picture.
It is always a moment of joy when I get the opportunity to share some poems with you. This time three poems by the Nigerian writer Helon Habila. His recent book was on the Chibok girls. Now three poems on the end of life for people. The end is drawing near, not jus for Chibok … Continue reading Three Elegies by Helon Habila
Who tells the stories of Africa? Many magazines worldwide tell stories about Africa, but many magazines come from other commitments. Where are the African voices in African magazines? In this article you will get acquainted with some of these magazines that speak with their own African voice.
The South African scenery of languages is multi-facetted. Many language make it possible for people to communicate, but the opposite is possible as well. Crossing linguistic barriers is often difficult, especially when smaller languages compete for attention. What about isiZulu, one of the many languages in South Africa. Kwasukela Books, a young publishing house, want … Continue reading isiZulu literature gets a boost
Here is another episode highlighting writers from Africa, especially those from Kenya. This time Carey Baraka is thinking about answers and he expresses his answers, e.g. on his favourite books when he was still in his younger years.