‘Failure to bag a PhD led me to creative writing’

An unfulfilled desire can lead to another track in your life. The Sudanese / Egyptian writer Leila Aboulela. She studied abroad and wanted to move on to a Ph.D. in Statistics, her Masters was a first step. But she ended up with less figures and more words. Her life as a writer started. In this … Continue reading ‘Failure to bag a PhD led me to creative writing’

African history for kids

Many books have been written about African history. From all different perspectives. Written by Africans, written by westerners. Put together in institutions of higher learning in London or Paris. A new perspective has been added to this flow of books. The South African historian Nomalanga Mkhize  has written a book on Africa’s history for children. … Continue reading African history for kids