It was many years ago I visited Maiduguri and on a seperate occasion I visited Daniel and Kathleen who worked in Gwoza. We had a strenuous (for me) hike in the hills trying to reach a place from which we could see neighbouring Cameroons. This all came to my mind while reading this book on … Continue reading review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN:
How many books I have seen that tell the story of a mother (or a father) in an intercultural or interreligious marriage that is left without the children after a breakup of the marriage? I do not know. This book is one of those stories about love and children and a breakup. It is set … Continue reading review AUCH OHNE MEINE KINDER
The famous South African broadcaster Tracy Going has published a book on her life and her relationship. Earlier I have paid attention to the publication of this book. Now you can listen here to an interview with Tracy Going.
The days of apartheid is still a source of writing. One of the latest in the long long line is the South African writer and journalist Marianne Thamm, who has taken a deep and long look at her own background. Her father was a German, with a nazi background. Her mother hailed from Portugal and … Continue reading Book launch | Marianne Thamms’ De Ondraaglijke Blankheid van het Bestaan
Homosexuality is not an easy issue in Nigeria. Still Chiké Frankie Edozien decided tow rite about his own life as a gay man in a dominant male culture. The title of his book is ‘Lives of Great Men’. In it he writes with a sense of humour about his life and his position as a … Continue reading An Interview with Chike Frankie Edozien, Author of the First Gay Nigerian Memoir
Her name was well known in the days gone past. She worked in the field of broadcasting so people heard her and saw her. Now Tracy Going has written down episodes of her life. It looked fantastic but underneath a different world was simmering and at times exploding. Now she has written ‘Brutal Legacy’ and … Continue reading Read an excerpt from Tracy Going’s searing memoir, Brutal Legacy