November 1995 is not to be forgotten. In this month the Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, together was others, was executed. His daughter Zina has her exhibition in London (UK) now, after a long journey. Tears were hard to come by. But her dad was present in her life, even when bullets made an … Continue reading Zina Saro-Wiwa: ‘For 10 years I didn’t cry about my father’
The South Africa writer Fred Khumalo is looking forward to a new road in his writing career. He is planning to publish a book in his mother tongue, isiZulu. The book will be published next year by a publishing house that specializes in publishing in isiZulu. Read (in English) more about this forthcoming publication here. … Continue reading Fred Khumalo to publish a book of short stories in isiZulu
The Nigeria-rooted academic and writer Nnedi Okorafor has been on a steady climb in the world of literature and entertainment. She graced the red carpet with the man who accompanied her. To many the name of the man, George R.R. Martin, is more famous than Nnedi Okorafor, at least to some. To her fanbase Nnedi … Continue reading She got that glow
Today is the start of a festival at the northern Nigerian town Minna. Many literary events take place in the southern parts of the country and it seems that the northern parts are left behind and left on their own. Well, Minna takes up the challenge. Have a look at the website of this festival.