Writing and Resistance Today: Abdellah Taïa and Chiké Frankie Edozien


Next Monday evening. Any spare time, while being in New York, not the old York, but the new one? You know, the former New Amsterdam. Two writers with roots in the African continent come to talk about the relationship between writing and resistance. In this invitation you will find more information.  Advertisements

Packaging Leila Slimani’s ‘The Perfect Nanny’


Writing a book is one thing. To get it published it quite another song. What about the next step of translation and publishing in a different language and culture? Do you have to change the title of your book, not just a translation, but a completely different title? And what about the cover? What kind … Continue reading Packaging Leila Slimani’s ‘The Perfect Nanny’

Review of HET GELUKSSYNDROOM


A Dutch book written by a Morocco-born writer. Her name is Naima el Bezaz. She still had to reach her teens when she travelled with her mother to The Netherlands to join her father.  In this book, her fourth novel, she takes a closer look at herself without calling it an autobiography. The title is: … Continue reading Review of HET GELUKSSYNDROOM

Morocco’s Casablanca hosts book fair highlighting habit of regular reading


A good book fair is a good occasion to stress the need for and the joy of reading. At the forthcoming fair in Casablanca the stress will be on regular reading. That is a great need to keep your reading skills. When you use your skills it will profit you, in the short run and … Continue reading Morocco’s Casablanca hosts book fair highlighting habit of regular reading

Carte blanche à Mahi Binebine


Some writers do dabble in another form of art. Some for pleasure. Some for pleasure and quality. The Morocco born writer Mahi Binebine (living in France) is also a good painter. In this article you will find some information on his works and an exhibition. Also information on other painters.   

Leïla Slimani on her shocking bestseller, Lullaby


She caused rimples in the literary world in France, even the new president Macron took notice of her book “Dans le Jardin de l’Ogre” (2014). Leïla Slimani now has her book translated and published for the English-speaking market. The title of the book is Lullaby. In this article she talks about her work.