Today is the start of a festival at the northern Nigerian town Minna. Many literary events take place in the southern parts of the country and it seems that the northern parts are left behind and left on their own. Well, Minna takes up the challenge. Have a look at the website of this festival. … Continue reading Northern Nigeria Creative Development: The Valley And The Boundary
By the end of next week Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, will host the festival of the Afrikaanse language will take place. The Afrikaner language is the third language in South Africa. Among the speakers of this language white folks are a minority. There is strong bond with the Dutch language, that came with the … Continue reading Festival voor het Afrikaans
In the capital city of the West African country Cameroon an international book fair was held. This is one of the articles talking about this fair. It is good that these fairs are being held, for it gives the general public the chance to keep in touch with developments in the world of books.
This is quite a statement. A country that does not have a book fair does not exist. Fortunately since a few years Cameroon does exist. For this is the 3rd edition of the international book fair. One of the prominent guests is the writer Calixthe Beyala, who now lives in France. In this interview you … Continue reading Un pays qui n’a pas de salon du livre n’existe pas
Today, at the international book fair in Yaoudé, the capital of Cameroon, all the spotlights will be on the writer Calixthe Beyala. She is one of the outstanding writers in her country Cameroon and in here adopted country France. A fair without her would not be fair. In this article you will read more about … Continue reading Salon du livre: une page pour Calixthe Beyala
To organize an international book fair is quite an undertaking. In Yaoundé the capital of Cameroon, a fair has got underway. Edition number 3. In this article you will read more about it. The fair was opened by the minister of arts and culture. This is not the only political edge to the fair, for … Continue reading Yaounde International Book Fair: reawakening the reading culture