How many people have travelled from Cape to Cairo over the years? Some have become famous, some have stayed in the background. Some have travelled on foot, some used a pushbike, others used a car. Ton van der Lee has joined the long list of travellers. For the writer of this book Africa was not … Continue reading review DE AFRIKAANSE WEG
review AUCH OHNE MEINE KINDER
How many books I have seen that tell the story of a mother (or a father) in an intercultural or interreligious marriage that is left without the children after a breakup of the marriage? I do not know. This book is one of those stories about love and children and a breakup. It is set … Continue reading review AUCH OHNE MEINE KINDER
In my mind David Livingstone is a Scotsman who travelled to the southern parts of Africa, did missionary work, started travelling and writing, sought possibilities for commerce and missionary work. Henry Morton Stanley went to look for him, I presume. After Livingstone’s death he was carried by a few of his most faithful followers to … Continue reading review LIVINGSTONE
Alexander McCall Smith | ‘You have to know the places you’re writing about’
Just over twenty years ago he published his first story on that famous Ladies’Detective Agency. Now volume 21 is on its way. The series have brought success to the writer. He now has retired from the medical profession, but he has not retired from writing. In this article Alexander McCall Smith will tell you more.
Bessie Head: A Life of Letters
Bessie Head was one of the earlier writers coming from then African continent and getting a wide readership. Her writing not only reached the pages of her books, but also found its way into many letters she wrote. In this article you will find more about her life in correspondence.
Remembering Bessie Head
Her name not only carries a voice in southern Africa. Her voice captured in written words travelled through the whole continent, from border to border, from language to language, she crossed the seven seas. Her words are not forgotten, the words from this bold lady Bessie Head (1937 – 1986). Read here some quotes from … Continue reading Remembering Bessie Head