UJ-pryse 2018: Commendatio oor SJ Naudé se Die derde spoel


In this article you will find Commendatio given by Bibi Burger at the occasion of awarding the writer S.J. Naudé for his book ‘Die derde spoel’. It was not the first time that Naudé has been awarded this UJ literary prize.      Advertisements

Review of JUSTICE OF THE WILD


Wildlife in African countries is declining. We see it while it happens. What are some of the causes? Growth of population. Increasing urban areas. Exploding infrastructure. Unstable political systems. And the world of hunters and poachers and the traders behind it. The South African writer Michael du Preez brings us into the world of hunters … Continue reading Review of JUSTICE OF THE WILD

Said A. Mohamed: I will write until my last day on this earth


He has a impressive career in languages. He taught at universities in Kenya and Switzerland. His name is Said A. Mohamed. His life has been dedicated to African languages. Not only was he a teacher and scholar at heart, he is also a writer. True to his dedication these books were written in KiSwahili. In this … Continue reading Said A. Mohamed: I will write until my last day on this earth

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the mispronunciation of African names


It can be hard to pronounce English names. For instance when your mother tongue does not differentiate between ‘b’ and ‘p’ and ‘v’ in the way Cambridge born and educated people do? The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about the reverse journey. How do people with firm European roots pronounce names from Nigeria. In … Continue reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the mispronunciation of African names