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.
A French-Rwandan rap star turned novelist from Burundi
A voice form the central parts of Africa. Names like Rwanda and Burundi that do remind us of atrocities. And of late: Arsenal. He was a musician, making rap, and he know turned his had to writing. In this article you will a profile of Gaël Faye.
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
BY THE BOOK: Tom Mwiraria
The Kenyan writer and journalist Tom Mwiraria is the one who answers the questions in the episode of By The Book. He talks about the books that have accompanied him, books he does not want to forget, a book he wants to write. In this article you will find the questions and answers.
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