This book is a collection of twelve stories written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Most of these stories have been published before, some under another title, one has even been published twice before finding itself in this collection. Let me state first that I have enjoyed these stories very much. They have been … Continue reading THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK
They came together in the German town Frankfurt. Global icon of prominence of the financial world, probably even more so after the Brexit, when financial institutions will leave London and move to Frankfurt. Will people talk about all the foreigners and expat’s who will descend on this town? During the past few years there have … Continue reading Uns bekommt hier niemand mehr weg
Publishing your first novel is an important event in the live of a writer. In this podcast the South African writer and lecturer Annie Klopper is interviewed in front of an audience about her book ‘Die Tragiese Saak van Pamina Vermaak’. Take your time to listen.
The relationship between the African continent and the country China is growing and deepening. Image one continent needs to be helped and funded and at times exploited by one country. Colonial days, but in a different dress. China does not like to be criticized. How does that influence its presence in Africa and the way … Continue reading Mansoura Ez-Eldin: ‘The Limbo of Sounds’
His main job is in the banking world in Kenya. His side job is writing. I do not know how he is doing in the banking world, but in his second world he is doing very well. His name is Kinyanjui Kombani. In this article you will read about his latest achievements.
The late Algerian writer Assia Djebar is still an important name in the Algerian literary world (and her name is not restricted to Algeria!). A new literary prize has been named after her. Read more about this milestone in this article.