Many centuries ago reading was equal to reading out loud. It seems that the African Saint (354 – 430) was one of the first to read silently. To many reading quietly in a corner is the real world of reading. Reading out loud happens nowadays when an adult reads to children. On February 1 there … Continue reading Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Nal’ibali on February 1
It is an open secret that China has invaded African countries a a new colonizer. Many Chinese people have come to the continent to work for Chinese firms or to set up their own shop. Even at remote places you will a Chinese person or a Chinese family. Governments make deals to get money for … Continue reading Chimamanda Adichie is leading the rise of an African literature wave in China
This is another episode of the nice series of books and readers. This time writer Margaret Muthee tells about her reading habits, her favourite books, her dreams about having books nearby young children so they can develop reading habits.
She flew from one side of the continent to the other side. From Tanzania to Nigeria. Nahida Esamil is an established and respected writer of books for children. She attended a conference in the Nigerian capital Abuja. In this interview she tells more about this conference and her findings.
To be a serial killer seems to be an all-male occupation. Not so, in the world of the Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite. She tells the tale of two sisters, one is the killer and the other is the one who tries to get rid of the bodies. In this interview the writer talks about her … Continue reading Oyinkan Braithwaite’s serial-killer thriller: would you help your murderer sister?