Writing and Resistance Today: Abdellah Taïa and Chiké Frankie Edozien

Next Monday evening. Any spare time, while being in New York, not the old York, but the new one? You know, the former New Amsterdam. Two writers with roots in the African continent come to talk about the relationship between writing and resistance. In this invitation you will find more information. 


In this book with autobiographical touches the French (with Moroccon roots) or Moroccon (with French wings) writer Abdellah Taïa writes about his search for a loving relationship. When he was about twelve years old he was raped by a few men, an event that scarred his life. With this burden of his past he travels … Continue reading UNE MÉLANCOLIE ARABE

disenchantment and a hint of nostalgia

On Tuesday afternoon I walked to the local library. I had read that this week there would be a sale of discarded books. Always a good opportunity to get books for a low price. I walked home with eight books, all from writers from the African continent. One of these writers is the Moroccan Abdellah Taïa. … Continue reading disenchantment and a hint of nostalgia