new wave of african writers with an internationalist bend


Recently a list with the one hundred best novels written in English was published by TIME Magazine. One writer from Africa was on the list: Chinua Achebe. Not even ‘Nobel Prize for Literature’ winners from Africa were on the list (or is Doris Lessing considered to be from Africa?). But let the two critics who … Continue reading new wave of african writers with an internationalist bend

beyond chinua achebe


Just a few days ago the famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe passed away. He was one of the giants of African literature, due to his own writings and due to the opportunity he gave to other writings as an editor with the African Writers Series.  But Achebe is not the only one. Others are around. … Continue reading beyond chinua achebe