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. … Continue reading Alexander McCall Smith | ‘You have to know the places you’re writing about’
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.
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.