Revisiting the Habré trial: Finding hope in a Chadian tragedy


Many dictators of the past managed to leave the country they run and ruined and found asylum in an other country. In this new found land they continued to live with a fair portion of their amassed wealth, leaving their former citizens in poverty and structures of injustice.  Not all have the chance to escape … Continue reading Revisiting the Habré trial: Finding hope in a Chadian tragedy

BY THE BOOK: Doreen Eshinali Khamala


She lives in Nairobi and she writes. Her name is Doreen Eshinali Khamala is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. In March 2018 she published her second book. Her first one was about growing up and life at different schools. In this interview she talks about her favourite books and books that have accompanied her. 

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland


The people of Togo have seen the Germans come and colonize the country we call these days Togo. After the German defeat in the Great War the French and the British came and took over the legacy and these two countries divided Togo. Later the years of indepoendence came sweeping like a wind of change … Continue reading The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

Chibundu Onuzo lets us in on what it’s like buying Nigerian in the U.K.


Writers do eat and drink and buy stuff. What kind of stuff do they buy. Do Africans in the diaspora buy stuff from their fatherland and motherland? What does a Nigerian writer in the United Kingdom buy? Does she prefer Nigerian goods? In this article the writer Chibundu Onuzo shares some of her thoughts. 

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

Nigeria has produced some of the world’s best authors—so why is its reading culture so poor?


There is a seemingly endless stream of books coming out of Nigeria. One writer after the other is publishing, book after book. Some of these writers live in Nigeria other in the United Kingdom, still others live in the United States of America. I do not know how the sale of these books in Nigeria … Continue reading Nigeria has produced some of the world’s best authors—so why is its reading culture so poor?