Panashe Chigumadzi on the power in our personal histories

The Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi was interviewed for the magazine Okay Africa. In this interview she answers questions from the journalist Rufaro Samanga. One of the main topics of this all female talk is the latest publication by Panashe ‘These Bones Will Rise Again’. 

On the kidnapped African boy

Let us go back to the year 1707. A sailing vessel sailed from the Gold Coast to the Dutch port of Amsterdam, one of the most important ports and trading centers of its day. One of the people sailing on board was a very young boy, who was on his way to the German town … Continue reading On the kidnapped African boy

Wole Talabi

He studied chemical engineering in Nigeria, moved on to the United Kingdom for further studies, now Wole Talabi works in Malaysia. In his spare time he finds time to write. He writes on blogs and in magazines. In this interview he tells about his life and his writing. How did his technical and scientific training … Continue reading Wole Talabi

1e édition des “Rencontres annuelles Méditerranée-Afrique des jeunes écrivaines” à Alger

Something new in the capital of the north African capital Alger. Young writers from northern African countries (bordering the sea) will gather for there first meetup. The National Library of Haman will play an important role in this event. Read more about this meetup here.  

The 40-year-old “prophetic” novel

It seems he wrote his novel while living in a tent after he was kicked out of a prestigious university, based at Oxford. Dambudzo Marechera wrote The House of Hunger. It was published 40 years ago. The House of Hunger was built with open windows on the future. Hunger entered the country in the latter … Continue reading The 40-year-old “prophetic” novel