Short questions. Short answers. The Nigerian novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite answers these short questions in this article. We will find out what her favourite book is. Advertisements
Born in Zambia in the year 1980 Namwali Serpell now teaches at the university of California (USA). In this interview she tells how her debut book ‘The Old Drift’ came to be and about her teaching. Before her debut she wrote essays and reviewed books.
This is the second book by Parker Bilal (pen name of Jamal Mahjoub) in his series about the private detective Makama. This man escaped from his native Sudan, worked as a policeman and now is a private detective in Cairo, where is considered an outsider. He lives on his own on a houseboat. His wife … Continue reading Review DOGSTAR RISING
South Africa is a hotbed of literature, with many writers (two of them received the Nobel Prize for Literature), literary festivals, publishing houses and many readers and critics. But how is the connection with the other countries on the continent? How is the connection with the other continents? Is South Africa going its own way … Continue reading Is South African literature perceived as insular?
How many readers still remember the name of K. Sello Duiker? This South African writer took his life in 2005. Before that fateful act he wrote two novels. He was seen as a great talent. In 20906 a book emerged written by him, an unfinished work. In this article Bongani Madondo and Rofhiwa Maneta talk … Continue reading This is how we lost him
This story was entered for the Igby Prize for Nonfiction. Now it has appeared on the internet, the story of all things. Written by Bofemane Joseph. You may read it here.