Red. Black. Green. And in the centre of the waving flag was the half of a yellow sun. The yellow sun is a token of the dawn that had arrived. A new time. A new challenge under the sun. The waving flag was the flag of the brand new country Biafra (1967-1970). A corner cut … Continue reading review HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
It was many years ago I visited Maiduguri and on a seperate occasion I visited Daniel and Kathleen who worked in Gwoza. We had a strenuous (for me) hike in the hills trying to reach a place from which we could see neighbouring Cameroons. This all came to my mind while reading this book on … Continue reading review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN:
Jos. Oh, Jos. Beautiful city in the sun. A place with fond memories. The times I walked the tree lined lanes. Greeting left and right. Traditional dress. Modern dress. Local. International. The sound of many languages. These memories came back when the main character of this book, Morayo da Silva, remembers Jos where she spent … Continue reading review LIKE A MULE BRINGING ICE CREAM TO THE SUN
It took me a long time to read this book. This was not due to this novel, but due to many other activities I was involved in. So this reading journey became a kind of hurdle jump with me falling in between the hurdles. This novel by the acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is woven … Continue reading Review AMERICANAH
Short questions. Short answers. The Nigerian novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite answers these short questions in this article. We will find out what her favourite book is.
This story was entered for the Igby Prize for Nonfiction. Now it has appeared on the internet, the story of all things. Written by Bofemane Joseph. You may read it here.