An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent


In this article you will find an excerpt from The broken river tent. This book has been written by Mphuthumi Ntabeni. In this debut novel Ntabeni brings us back to the days of a Xhosa chief in the 19th century. This chief, Maqoma, was spearheading the struggle against the British who were the colonial masters. … Continue reading An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland


The people of Togo have seen the Germans come and colonize the country we call these days Togo. After the German defeat in the Great War the French and the British came and took over the legacy and these two countries divided Togo. Later the years of indepoendence came sweeping like a wind of change … Continue reading The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

Launch of The land is ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi


The South African author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has launched his investigative book “This land is ours” on the history of the first black lawyers in South Africa. These seven portayed lawyers (all members of the ANC) lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th century. The lawyers looked around them and saw swift changes in … Continue reading Launch of The land is ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Incorruptible | Pictures of the book launch and radio interview


Last month the book Incorruptible was launched in The Netherlands. In this book the journalist Evelien (or Evelyn) Groenink shows the results of her investigation into the deaths of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani.  In this article you will find some pictures of the launch and a link to an interview with the … Continue reading Incorruptible | Pictures of the book launch and radio interview

More than just an object


These days the southern African country Namibia seems to be known for its shifting sand dunes. Shifting sands and shifting colours. Till just over a century ago Namibia was a German colony (1884 – 1915), carrying the name Deutsch-Südwestafrika.  One of the colonial officers was Heinrich Ernst Göring (a son of him rose to fame in … Continue reading More than just an object

Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and Beyond


It is an uphill struggle to bring African leaders to justice. Many escape the continent, others stay put, others rob the national treasury, others put pressure on the media to keep silent. What happened in Chad is special. The former dictator Hissène Habré was brought to court for his years in absolute power. The journalist Celeste … Continue reading Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and Beyond