This story is rooted in the Ake Festival held in Abeokuta, Nigeria. In a way the title of this article is a bit misleading. What do writers want to write? What do readers want to read? Where do the writers come from? Where do readers come from? Maybe there are African writers who want to … Continue reading African writers tell their own stories, not the ones Western audiences want
La littérature africaine d’expression française
Wondering about the French influenced part of the continent. Most of my contributions are about the English language authors. In this article you will find an overview of the Francophone African writers who have made a name for themselves in recent years.
‘I was there’: Essays that map a life
Late in his life he decided to write a collection of essays on daily life, maybe a bit like columns on fly fishing. In this interview the journalist Jolyon Nuttall talks with his son-in-law the Cameroonian philosopher Achille Mbembe.