Listen: Tracy Going discusses Brutal Legacy with Eusebius McKaiser


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.  Advertisements

Book launch | Marianne Thamms’ De Ondraaglijke Blankheid van het Bestaan


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

An Interview with Chike Frankie Edozien, Author of the First Gay Nigerian Memoir


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

Read an excerpt from Tracy Going’s searing memoir, Brutal Legacy


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

review of LE VOILE DU SILENCE


What a sad book and this is an understatement. The French / Algerian singer Djura (1949) tells the story of her life in this book that recounts the days she was born in Ifigha (Algeria) and spent her first few years in that North African country. Her father had travelled to France to find work … Continue reading review of LE VOILE DU SILENCE

Review of LÖWENMUTTER


As a lionness she wanted to protect her children, this is what Esma Abdelhamid (1960) writes (with the help of Marianne Moesle) in this book. It is the story of a mother who does not want to be separated from her three children, no matter what tradition in her male-dominated Tunesian culture says and stipulates. … Continue reading Review of LÖWENMUTTER