The number of hbooks about and from Congo / Zaire almost equals the seize of the country. This not a new book, but one dating from 1978. Written by a Belgium lawyer named Jules Chomé. For many years Chomé has been closely involved with th developments in Congo/Zaire. He was the one who defended in … Continue reading review L’ASCENSION DE MOBUTU

review CONGO

This is an plus size book, meant to read and view. There are many pictures in this book, showing life of the Belgian citizens living in Congo, during the colonial era. It was the world of the civil servants and later in time of the people who wanted to set up shop in the country … Continue reading review CONGO


What about the presidential election of 2006 in Congo? There were two candidates: one was the junior version of Kabila, and the other was Bemba. International election watchers had a close look during the elections. One of them was the Dutchman Jan Claveaux, who had worked as a missionary in Congo in the years 1960-175. … Continue reading review MUOYO WENU


Over a period of several years the journalist Sandiford visited the slumarea Korogocho in the Kenian capotal Nairobi. Sometimes it was just a daylong visit. At another time she stayed for a month in a rented place in the slum area. So during this period of about twelve years she got to know quite a … Continue reading review DE BUREN VAN OBAMA’S OMA


A beautiful story told bij … well, by whom? Is this the story of Evelien Groenink? Or is it the story of Prudence? A young woman whom hails from the Transkei and who enters the white world of South Africa. In the end she finds her own way. She tells about her grandfather, school, her … Continue reading review BIJ DE BLANKEN IS HET BETER

reading 2010: zukiswa wanner

Zukiswa Wanner from South African has an international background. She was born in Zambia. He father is a South African. Her mother is from Zimbabwe. She was educated in Zimbabwe and the United States of America (Honolulu). She writes novels and short stories and tries her hand at blogging as well.  Here you find an … Continue reading reading 2010: zukiswa wanner