It was many years ago I visited Maiduguri and on a seperate occasion I visited Daniel and Kathleen who worked in Gwoza. We had a strenuous (for me) hike in the hills trying to reach a place from which we could see neighbouring Cameroons. This all came to my mind while reading this book on … Continue reading review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN:

8 books about muslim life

The comments by the presidential candidate in the United States of America has caused a stir, not just within the borders of this country, but it has its reverberations around the globe. Mr. Trump not only notices the effect in his businessdeals, but also in an attempt to block him from the United Kingdom (in … Continue reading 8 books about muslim life

my life as a muslim

The writer Laila Lalami has  a few things in common with many of her fellow countrymen and countrywomen. They do not perform daily prayers. They do not go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. They do drink of the forbidden drink. They do give to charity. To Laila Lalami it shows she is not a very … Continue reading my life as a muslim

zp dala on being attacked

Earlier this year the South African writer Z. P. Dala was attacked after she spoke at a literary meeting. She had expressed admiration for the work of Salman Rushdie. Some people did not like that. The attack was not the end, but a start of harassments, threats, challenges and rumours. Now Z.P. Dala speaks out … Continue reading zp dala on being attacked

Review FATWA

At the end of her biographical book, Jacky Trevane (not her real name) gives two reasons for writing her book. One is: to get to terms with the events in her life that she describes in her book. The second reason: a warning to romantic souls.  She was a romantic soul. This British lady travels … Continue reading Review FATWA