On the kidnapped African boy


Let us go back to the year 1707. A sailing vessel sailed from the Gold Coast to the Dutch port of Amsterdam, one of the most important ports and trading centers of its day. One of the people sailing on board was a very young boy, who was on his way to the German town … Continue reading On the kidnapped African boy

Review of THE PHILOSOPHY OF DESERT METAPHORES IN IBRAHIM AL-KONI


Just over two years ago I read The Bleeding of the Stone by the Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Koni. I do admit that I read a translation for I do not read nor understand Arabic. And Arabic is the language al-Koni (1948) uses in his writing, eventhough only at the age of 12 did he start learning … Continue reading Review of THE PHILOSOPHY OF DESERT METAPHORES IN IBRAHIM AL-KONI

SOCRATES AND Òrúnmìlà


First of all I want to apologize for the lack of proper orthography in the use of the Yoruba (and related) names in this article. On the cover of the Dutch edition the orthography is used, but in between the covers the words are stripped to their basic essentials.  I will try to give a … Continue reading SOCRATES AND Òrúnmìlà

AFRIKAANS DENKEN


Een pittig boek. Wel vaker heb ik een filosofisch boek gelezen. Maar dit boek kostte mij enige moeite, en ik kan niet beweren dat ik alles heb begrepen. Wellicht speelde een rol dat ik het boek niet snel heb gelezen, maar over een langere periode. Henk Haenen heeft in zijn proefschrift een poging gedaan om … Continue reading AFRIKAANS DENKEN