A doctor and a diplomat on the ebola frontline


The Ebola has been going around for at least several decades in West Africa. Congo / Zaïre has been one of the hot spots. Recently I read a book on an outbreak in Congo, long time ago.  The problem is still not over. Now a new book has come on the market. Getting to Zero … Continue reading A doctor and a diplomat on the ebola frontline

The top West African diaspora authors you must read


According to this article this is the top in writing with its origin in West Africa. All these writers are no longer living in West Africa but have moved, some at a young age, to other pastures.  Many are now living in the United States of America. The majority of the writers mentioned has Nigerian … Continue reading The top West African diaspora authors you must read

review of PURPLE HIBISCUS


Let me start with an admission: I have three books by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on a shelf in my house. Not bought yesterday nor last week nor last month. These books have been companions for a much longer time, but all the time I picked other books from the shelf. I followed … Continue reading review of PURPLE HIBISCUS

Binyavanga Wainaina to marry his gay partner in S. Africa


This morning I read the news on twitter. Now a Kenyan newspaper has shared the news as well. The Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainanaina (living in South Africa) will be tying the knot. He has proposed to his friend and he said ‘yes’. I write ‘yes’ but maybe it was in another language.