It could have been a joyous occasion all through the event. Two wellknown writers launched their books. Always a cause for celebrations. But there were other sounds at the meetings. Grumbling about the attitude of booksellers in Zimbabwe. What do they do to enhance the sale of books, not only by these two writers, but … Continue reading ‘Sloppy’ booksellers under fire
Recently there was some uproar on a question about bookshops in Nigeria. A question along these lines was asked by a French journalist to the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. But what is the bookshop situation in Nigeria and other countries in Africa? The Kenyan town Eldoret is famous for many things. It has a … Continue reading Eldoret: Bread basket of Kenya but lacks a serious bookshop
It caused an uproar. What about bookshops in Nigeria? Well, there are bookshops and there have been bookshops already for decades. But who has access to these bookshops? And to stretch the matter a bit: who has access to a library? The Nigerian writer Sede Alonge wrote answers to these questions in this article.
Bookshops. It was a hot issue during an interview given by the celebrated Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in France during a festival. She was asked if there were bookshops in Nigeria. Chimamanda answered the question. And the interview continued with other explosive issues. The social media exploded (well, it bit too much to say … Continue reading Interviewer asks Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘Are there bookshops in Nigeria?’
The Bookshop-saga is still going on. It all started with the first episode in France on a stage. A question was asked at the godmother of the festival. The godmother is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the famous Nigerian writer. She was asked about the presence of bookshops in Nigeria. The audience was stunned, so were many … Continue reading The ‘ironic’ question of Nigerian writing
Well, well, well. This interview in France caused quite a stir. The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngzoi Adichie was being interviewed by Caroline Broué, a French journalist. The journalist asked a question about people in Nigeria who read her work and then she stumbled into the next question. She stumbled and fumbled, making an extensive introduction, … Continue reading A journalist asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie if there are bookstores in Nigeria