A landlocked country (even the shores of the lake are receding) in the midst of the enormous African continent. This country carries the same name as the lake: Chad. From 1982 – 1990 Hissène Habré ruled this country. He was no stranger to power for during previous reigns he had been Prime Minister and Secretary … Continue reading Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ

5 tips on writing the great South African novel from a popular author

Did you ever want to write a great novel? You have tried and tried. You have written and erased. The paper landed in a bonfire. Now you have the chance for a second try. In this article you will 5 tips tow rite a great novel. NB a great South African novel. Do not try … Continue reading 5 tips on writing the great South African novel from a popular author

Preserving and writing history: a dialogue with Ayesha Harruna Attah

In this article you will find an interview by an excited journalist who talks with the writer of The Hundred Wells of Salaga. The book about the hundred wells is the third book by Ayesha Harruna Attah. In this book Attah delves into her personal roots to write about her great great grandmother.   

A rocky road to Zimbabwe

In this article the Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi writes about the effects of the disappearance of the Robert Mugabe from the centre of power. He has been leading the country from the start of independence. Panashe takes the Zimbabwean ruins and her ancestors as founding elements of her country. But is this sufficient? 

‘Our poverty comes from racism, and racism locks out talent’

He is active in the world of mining. But on the side he mines words and puts them in a proper order. His name is Clinton Chauke and his book is titled Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’. In this interview you will hear more about this book and what he has mined.