review HALF OF A YELLOW SUN


Red. Black. Green. And in the centre of the waving flag was the half of a yellow sun. The yellow sun is a token of the dawn that had arrived. A new time. A new challenge under the sun. The waving flag was the flag of the brand new country Biafra (1967-1970). A corner cut … Continue reading review HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

review A LONG WAY GONE


Wars produce stories. Stories of death and disaster. Stories of lives torn apart. Stories of people who were changed for the remaining part of their lives. The civil war in Sierra Leone produced stories. One of these is the story of Ismael Beah. He for the first time encountered the civil war when he was … Continue reading review A LONG WAY GONE

NIHAJAT AL-AMS


In this novel by the Algerian writer (1928–1996) we plunge into the midst of life around independence of Algeria. The main character of this book is a young married man Bashir who took up arms to fight the colonizing power France, got wounded, was treated in Tunis and East Germany (DDR). After many years he … Continue reading NIHAJAT AL-AMS