Scholastique Mukasonga: Au Brésil, “une femme noire ne compte pour rien”


There are strong links between the African west coast and the Latin American country Brasil. During m,any centuries there were contacts and Brazilian immigrants put their stamp on the architecture at the coast. Slaves were brought to Brasil to work at the plantations.  The Rwandan writer Scholastique Mukasonga spend time in Brasil and writes in … Continue reading Scholastique Mukasonga: Au Brésil, “une femme noire ne compte pour rien”

Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ into a blessing


What is your origin? Where do we come from and how does this origin define us? One of the books with a story of origin is the bible. Due to poor exegesis the idea emerged that Africans were cursed, due to their ancestor Ham. How do writers with African roots, from different parts of the … Continue reading Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ into a blessing

Young writers receive government backing


The land of so many hills, devoid of plastic bags. The land with so many memories, hidden and exposed. The land with a past and a future. The land with budding writers. Now these writers get government support. I hope that this support will not stifle them in their literary ambitions and deviations and thoughts … Continue reading Young writers receive government backing