Episode 3 – Sulaiman Addonia


In this podcast the publisher Ellah Wakatama Allfrey talks with Sulaiman Addonia, who was born in Eritrea. He recently published his book ‘Silence is my mother tongue’. This book is part of the discussion but also other topics emerge.  Advertisements

Indie Indigo seeks to bring ‘beautiful writing and necessary ideas’ to readers


She has left her footsteps all over the publishing world. Footsteps that cannot be denied. Footsteps that gave young and aspiring writers opportunities tho see books published. Her name is Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE. In this article you will get an insight into her achievements.

MEET THE WRITERS: Panashe Chigumadzi


MEET THE WRITERS is a very interesting series of interviews with writers. In several episodes we encounter writers with African roots. In this episode we meet the Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi and her publisher Ellah Wakatama Allfrey. 

foremost african writers


She is deep into books. And she prefers African writers. I drag the net a bit wider and read non-African writers about Africa as well.  But even when you restrict youself (mainly) to African writers there are still many hours and days to be filled with reading. Only a bit of the writing by African … Continue reading foremost african writers

african writers no longer feel obliged


There is talk about being an ‘African writer’, and who will fit into this mould. There is talk about ‘post-colonial literature’and whether this is a colonial label. There is talk about ‘diaspora’ writers and where we can find this diaspora. But what happens when some writers come together in Port Harcourt at a Festival and … Continue reading african writers no longer feel obliged