She searched the works of Africa writers and their sources. She is the Belgian Scholar Lilyan Kesteloot and she has passed away. She has been a stimulating personality and inspired many others to delve into their own tradition. In this article you will find out more about her. Advertisements
A few days ago the Belgian scholar Lilyan Kesteloot passed away. She has been vocal in her field of expertise: Africa and especially literature. She was professor at the university at Dakar. In this article we read her thoughts on the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop.
Not very long ago the South African journalist Jacques Pauw wrote an explosive book on the political situation in South Africa. His book was on the protective circle round (former) president Jacob Zuma and is titled ‘The President’s Keepers’. President Zuma has stepped down and now the home of the writer has been raided by … Continue reading “We condemn this jackboot move in the strongest of terms”
Thirty years ago the famous writer James Baldwin passed away. For nearly two decades Baldwin lived at the Cote d’Azur (France) in a small village named Saint-Paul de Vence. A French organisation runs the house where Baldwin lived and worked. The organisation is called ‘Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin‘. The organization now has started … Continue reading The St. Paul-de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence Program
South Africa is a multitude of societies, layers of different colours and cultures. Even with all the borders that were prevalent in the past unity is is complicated. The South Afriucan writer looked across borders in the area around Cape Town. He observed, he talked, he witnessed, he wrote down and he published. Read more … Continue reading Nathan Trantraal se Wit issie ’n colour nie vertel die stories oorie liewe annie anne kant vannie kantlyn