Wars produce stories. Stories of death and disaster. Stories of lives torn apart. Stories of people who were changed for the remaining part of their lives. The civil war in Sierra Leone produced stories. One of these is the story of Ismael Beah. He for the first time encountered the civil war when he was … Continue reading review A LONG WAY GONE
The Kenyan writer Oduori is a poet who published his first collection in 2014. He titled this collection ‘Jam on our face’. In the seventh month of 2019 he saw the light of another poetry publication. More about this man you will find in this article.
The Dutchman Gerben Potman studied Tropical Forestry at the Wageningen University when he did his internship in Senegal. He was stationed in the village Borama (about 2000 inhabitants) in the eastern parts of this West African country. Another student Juliëtte stayed there as well. During the time he spent there (June till November 1988) he … Continue reading review EENZAAM IN SENEGAL
The writer Maaza Mengiste was born in Ethiopia and moved at a young age to the United States of America with her family. She has not forgotten her roots and her history and the people she belongs to. Ethiopia is part and parcel of her life. In her latest book The Shadow King she takes … Continue reading Maaza Mengiste: ‘The language of war is always masculine’
Two young Dutch women from Moroccan descent decide to travel from the Rotterdam area in The Netherlands to Morocco. They want to be modern indepent women, not hindered by their traditional families, not hindered by people who watch their every step. Ilham did train in Financial Services and works at a call centre. Thoraya, her … Continue reading review DE DOOD VAN MURAT IDRISSI
It was many years ago I visited Maiduguri and on a seperate occasion I visited Daniel and Kathleen who worked in Gwoza. We had a strenuous (for me) hike in the hills trying to reach a place from which we could see neighbouring Cameroons. This all came to my mind while reading this book on … Continue reading review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN: