Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance


Who is she? This young lady with many different roots, travelling from Switzerland to e.g. Ghana? She travels in search of literature and arts, looking for African literature, looking for borders to cross, looking for bridges to build. Her name is Pamela Ohene-Nyako and in this article she tells more about her background and her … Continue reading Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance

The awards keep coming for author Kinyanjui Kombani


For one reason or another the name is this Kenyan writer is not very widely known. Most of you could recite a string of names of Kenyan authors, known at home and abroad. One of the lesser known names is the one of the banker Kinyanjui Kombani. In this article you will find out more … Continue reading The awards keep coming for author Kinyanjui Kombani

10 Best African Booksellers (Besides Amazon)


How to get your books? This is an important question for all book lovers. Some live near a bookshop with a good supply and the possibility to order books. Others have to wait for the next trip to the big city to visit a bookshop. There is another possibility. The booksellers to can be reached … Continue reading 10 Best African Booksellers (Besides Amazon)

Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity


The Ghanaian writer and researcher Kwame wrote a book about a young boy from the Gold Coast who was brought to one of the principalities of present day Germany. The journey took place hundreds of years ago. A black boy in a white world of privilege. He entered those circles and he became part of … Continue reading Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity

‘I was nearly shot because I couldn’t speak my dad’s language’


Ben Okri has made a name for himself as writer, based in The United Kingdom, with his Nigerian roots. Now he is making a name for his adaptation of a famous novel by the French-Algerian writer Albert Camus. He turned the novel into a play. He wanted to stress the situation of the Arab with … Continue reading ‘I was nearly shot because I couldn’t speak my dad’s language’