new wave of african writers with an internationalist bend


Recently a list with the one hundred best novels written in English was published by TIME Magazine. One writer from Africa was on the list: Chinua Achebe. Not even ‘Nobel Prize for Literature’ winners from Africa were on the list (or is Doris Lessing considered to be from Africa?). But let the two critics who … Continue reading new wave of african writers with an internationalist bend

review AFRICA: ALTERED STATES, ORDINARY MIRACLES


In this book by the journalist Richard Dowden there is a chapter on Congo / Zaire. Nice to compare it with the book on Congo by the Belgian writer David van Reybrouck. Dowden has a more topdown approach, the history of those in power and the encounters he had with the influential. Both write about … Continue reading review AFRICA: ALTERED STATES, ORDINARY MIRACLES