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.
Ceridwen Dovey: ‘When you take up your pen, you’re taking up a position of power’
What is your position of power when hardly anyone reads your book?, I thought when I read the title of this article. Ceridwen was born in South Africa but moved to Australia. In her book she touches about issues like ‘white privilege’, a popular topic. I assume that when we have talked and written and … Continue reading Ceridwen Dovey: ‘When you take up your pen, you’re taking up a position of power’
It’s time writers stood up for democracy and higher ideals
Bob Dylan in Kenya. It is possible. The bard from the United States of America is quoted in this article that focusses on the role of writers in society. Do writers have to speak out and let their voice be heard in political difficult circumstances? Or do they stay in their ivory tower?