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
It is still possible that a diamond-rich country like Botswana needs book donations from abroad. This time the books were coming from a publishing house in London (United Kingdom): Tiny Island Publishers. These books were meant for primary schools.
Booklovers, you can find them in all sorts. Long, tall, short, rich, poor. In Botswana a new type has surfaced. People take books from a library and decide not to return the books. Up till now over 900 books have been taken by lovers. Read about these booklovers here.
Most posts on my website have a relationship with literature, sometimes I add a book on history. Now I want to draw you attention to a book on the life of a businesswoman. The book is not a biography but an encouragement for women to step into the world of business.
In a recent article in The Guardian the Nigeria-born writer Chibundu Onuzo mentions the famous missionary and explorer David Livingstone as an example of a white person who went to Africa, so why should not a black person travel unhindered to Europe. I just discovered a website on the life and work of David Livingstone … Continue reading david livingstone online