Touhfat Mouhtare, une voix comorienne


It must be a first. My first blog about a writer from the Comoros.  Her name is Touhfat Mouhtare is her name and she has written a novel about a crash of an airplane, coming from Yemen and crashing near the Comoros. In this interview she tells about this book and other things.  Advertisements

Bekendstelling van Ingrid Jonker – ’n biografie deur Petrovna Metelerkamp


Not long ago her correpondence with the writer André Brink has been published. Now a biography of the South African poet Ingrid Jonker has been published. Her poetry and her life have not faded away nor drifted to far away shores. Her work is still with us. Petrovna Metelerkamp has done a good job. In … Continue reading Bekendstelling van Ingrid Jonker – ’n biografie deur Petrovna Metelerkamp

Livre: le salon de Yaoundé s’ouvre


The participants of the forthcoming International Book Fair in Yaoundé (Cameroon) are busy preparing their exhibitions at the Central Museum in the capital. Publishers, book sellers, everyone who has applied for a spot at the fair is ready to welcome visitors. In this article you will read more about their preparations. 

Interview: Chibundu Onuzo


Chibundu is working hard during her tour in the United States of America. She promotes her books. Her latest is a book on Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria. When you follow this link you will get the chance to listen to an interview with Onuzo.  She is working on her Ph.D. in the United … Continue reading Interview: Chibundu Onuzo

Nancy Mitchell, “Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War”


With every new president in the United States of America people in Africa wonder what will be the result form the African continent. People had high hopes when Barack Obama was elected president and re-elected. His father was a Kenya. So what would be his relationship with Kenya and other countries. To some this relationship … Continue reading Nancy Mitchell, “Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War”