How many people have left Somalia? We do not know, but many have left and many have found a refugee in another country. Ubah Christina Ali Farah wrote a story about Ayan, a Somali refugee looking for a safe haven. When you follow this link you will the voice of Ubah. Advertisements
Email was used to conduct this interview with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. Words travelled between Algeria and Paris. Words about writing, about politics, about the situation in Algeria and the need to persevere against all odds.
What is it between women and frogs? There is an old fairytale about a princess and a frog, who turned out be a prince after being kissed (do not try this at home!). Bisi Adjapon wrote a book about women and frogs. This interview gives some background to Bisi and frogs.
Two books have been launched in Mauritius, written by Bima Bappoo and Abeenaaz Janally, each one book. The publication has been funded by the President’s Fund for Creative Writing (PFCW). The event took place at the town Bagatelle, no small thing. Read about it here.
This is another episode of the BY THE BOOK. This time the Kenyan reader and writer and teacher Pasomi Mucha. She tells about her favourite position while reading. The books that have influenced her.
This is a very nice article on the Nigerian John Pepper Clark. He has established himself as a man of diverse qualities in the field of literature. In 1961 he published his first collection of poetry.