Annette studied theatersciences in East Berlin, in the days that Germany and Berlin were divided were divided by a wall and opposing armies. She met a young student from Benin, who had received a scholarschip to study in East Germany. They fall in love, marry and get children. They run a taxi-company in Berlin. To … Continue reading review DER KUSS DES VOODOOS
In the 1980’s Alexandra de Bruijn lived in Kenya, in the area of Mount Kenya. Her husband worked as a medical doctor. During the few years Alexandra and her husband lived and worked in Kenya wrote down many stories about what came on their way. Stories about the hospital, stories about the many holdiays and … Continue reading review SNEEUW OP DE EVENAAR
Who has ever heard of the dodo? In The Netherlands this extinct bird was made famous by the writer Boudewijn Büch (or was it the other way around?). The dodo is an extinct bird that lived at the island of mauritius and the small island around it. And what about all the other special animals … Continue reading review GOLDEN BATS AND PINK PIGEONS
This is a collection of 42 stories by Aly Simpelaar about the time she and her husband spent in a rural area in the south eastern parts of Benin. Benin is a tiny state in West Africa. In olden days the country was named Dahomey. Aly and her husband worked for a missionary organization with … Continue reading review BIJZONDER BENIN
I never thought of boxing people as bookish people. Books and boxing-gloves are worlds apart to me. This is dififferent for David Waweru, who had a boxing career, now he is a publisher in Kenya. The publishing industry thrives on the sale of educational books. Here you find an interview with the bookish boxer.
It is said that some people prefer to relate to other people. Other prefer to relate to an organisation or other more abstract issues. Jane Goodall likes to relate to chimps. Her name is forever linked to the study of chimps in the area of the Great Lakes in Central Africa. Jane relates about her … Continue reading review REASON FOR HOPE