In this article you will find an interview by an excited journalist who talks with the writer of The Hundred Wells of Salaga. The book about the hundred wells is the third book by Ayesha Harruna Attah. In this book Attah delves into her personal roots to write about her great great grandmother.
Is the writer (and cineast) Sembè Ousmane well known or is he a forgotten writer? His books have been translated in multiple languages, but have these books reached the English speaking parts of our globe? In this article the writer wonders what happened to the fame of this man.
She made an impression with her novel The Hundred wells of Salaga. The writer Ayesha Harruna Attah was born in Ghana studied in the United States of America, stayed and worked in Brazil and now lives in Senegal. She wrote her book while delving into her ancestry. In this short interview she answers questions on her … Continue reading Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah
In the ever streaming waters of literary prizes the Senegalese writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr has received an important literary prize. In the francophone world his name is getting more and more known. This year he received the award from the French Voices Awards. This award was given for his book Terre Ceinte, his debut. In this … Continue reading Senegal’s Mohamed Mbougar is the youngest winner of 2018 World Literature Prize
She hailed from Belgium and lived her childhood in the Belgian colony Congo. Her relationship with Africa would be an everlasting relationship. She studied in Belgium, did her doctorate and lectured at universities. She studied and lectured about African literature, especially the French-language wing of it. In this way she met the movement of ‘négritude’. … Continue reading « La négritude n’aurait pas connu un tel éclat sans Lilyan Kesteloot »
In this article the Ivorian author Véronique Tadjo looks at the legacy of the Belgian scholar Lilyan Kesteloot who was a source of inspiration for many. She was a scholar in the field of African literature. Tadjo was one of those who was inspired by her.