Between Worlds


One of the greatest pop icons of the world was born on Zanzibar. His name was Farrokh Bulsara. He was better known as Freddy Mercury, frontman of the band Queen.  A great name in poetry from the very same island is the one of Haji Gora Haji, an informal poet laureate. His head is filled with … Continue reading Between Worlds

review of TAXING AFRICA


That day the assistant-chief came to my compound. Some time after we ended the formal greetings he mentioned the main topic of his visit. In the near future a fundraising (Harambee) would be held in the area. The Big Man Nomen Nescio was to be the main Guest of Honour. We could not let the … Continue reading review of TAXING AFRICA

Ein wunderbarer Crashkurs für den Umgang mit Diktatoren


In this short German article the writer gives attention to the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o. This writer, who has been living in exile for many years, has his own experience with dictators in his Kenya. The column in a German magazine gives attention to a new book by Ngugi.