The Shortlist


The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist

African duo win international literary award


One of the many literary prizes connected to the African continent is the Children’s Africana Book Award. Every year this prize is awarded. Previous winner include the South African bishop Desmond Tutu. The prize originates in the United States of America. This year the prize is awarded to the book Grandma’s List. This book has been … Continue reading African duo win international literary award

Listen: Tracy Going discusses Brutal Legacy with Eusebius McKaiser


The famous South African broadcaster Tracy Going has published a book on her life and her relationship. Earlier I have paid attention to the publication of this book. Now you can listen here to an interview with Tracy Going. 

The Indigo Press in the launch of their first book, These bones will rise again


The events are still new in our memories. The events in the country of Zimbabwe where uncle Bob had to to step down, forced by the military and rising displeasure by the people of this country. The recent decades in Zimbabwean history come to the fore in the novel These bones will rise. This book … Continue reading The Indigo Press in the launch of their first book, These bones will rise again

Bekendstelling van Ingrid Jonker – ’n biografie deur Petrovna Metelerkamp


Not long ago her correpondence with the writer André Brink has been published. Now a biography of the South African poet Ingrid Jonker has been published. Her poetry and her life have not faded away nor drifted to far away shores. Her work is still with us. Petrovna Metelerkamp has done a good job. In … Continue reading Bekendstelling van Ingrid Jonker – ’n biografie deur Petrovna Metelerkamp