review MEMORANDUM


When I read the name of Marlene van Niekerk, the South African writer, I think at once about that great novel ‘Agaat’. This novel ‘Memorandum’ is of a completely different character. Right away she threw me into the deep side with ‘Memorandum 3’. Where are number 1 and number 2? When I flipped through the … Continue reading review MEMORANDUM

Marlene van Niekerk sê ons moet terug na die klein dinge


She tells us we have to return to the small, little things. The novelist and poet Marlene van Niekerk has presented us with two new collections of poetry. I have not read poetry by van Niekerk, though a read a beautiful novel by her. In this article you will be guided into her poetry. Topics … Continue reading Marlene van Niekerk sê ons moet terug na die klein dinge

man booker: the finalist speak


Here is your chance to get introduced to all the writers on the shortlist of the Man Booker International prize 2015. They describe their work, their literary heroes. Four of them come from Africa.

the man booker international prize 2015


The Man Booker International Prize 2015 has made known the list of nominees for the 2015 prize. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005. The award is given for the oeuvre of a writer who writes in English or whose works have been translated into English.  The winner gets a trophy and £60.000. … Continue reading the man booker international prize 2015

man booker international prize


We have to wait for May 19, 2015 for the final results, but the shortlist for prestigious Man Booker Prize has been announced. Four writers from the African continent are on the list. Have a look at the article here and you will find out the names. 

review AGAAT


During the summer of last year there was a shortlived “Ice Bucket Challenge”. People were challenged to empty a buckett filled with icewater over their head. This was in support of the terrible disease ALS (Amyotrofische laterale sclerose). It is a terrible disease in which the person progressively loses the power in vital bodyparts, the … Continue reading review AGAAT