MEET THE WRITERS: Panashe Chigumadzi


MEET THE WRITERS is a very interesting series of interviews with writers. In several episodes we encounter writers with African roots. In this episode we meet the Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi and her publisher Ellah Wakatama Allfrey. 

Bessie Head: A Life of Letters


  Bessie Head was one of the earlier writers coming from then African continent and getting a wide readership. Her writing not only reached the pages of her books, but also found its way into many letters she wrote. In this article you will find more about her life in correspondence.

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader


The hot issue of slavery is still an issue that get pens writing and tongues speaking. Especially the Atlantic slave trade gets attention. Less attention is given to the Arab slave trade in Eastern Africa, with Zanzibar as an important hub. Even less attention is paid to the role played by Africans in the slave … Continue reading My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

On literature from Zimbabwe, 11 women writers and their works


Zimbabwe is not at the forefront off the literary world, not even within the boundaries of African literature. But still people take time to write and to publish and to read. Men and women. In this article you will find the works of 11 women writers form Zimbabwe. Time to catch up with developments in … Continue reading On literature from Zimbabwe, 11 women writers and their works