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
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
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)
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
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’
The Algerian writer Hafnaoui Zaghez has passed away. He has written 12 books, some of which have been translated into languages spoken outside Algeria. In this short article you will find more information.