achebe rejects honour

Generally writers like to be honoured with a prize, preferrably a literary prize with a nice sum of prizemoney. Ofcourse all these writers are of the opinion that the honour can best take place by a wide and devoted readership. The Nigerian government awarded the author Chinua Achebe with an honour. But Achebe, who has … Continue reading achebe rejects honour


In this book by the journalist Richard Dowden there is a chapter on Congo / Zaire. Nice to compare it with the book on Congo by the Belgian writer David van Reybrouck. Dowden has a more topdown approach, the history of those in power and the encounters he had with the influential. Both write about … Continue reading review AFRICA: ALTERED STATES, ORDINARY MIRACLES