Several books on my shelves tell the stories of women from northern Africa and the Horn of Africa. Stories of women raised in countries in which the islam reigns supreme. Stories of oppre4ssion in in a religious way but also in a cultural way. At times these two influences are hard to distinguish. Is the … Continue reading review LE VOILE DE LA PEUR
There are strong links between the African west coast and the Latin American country Brasil. During m,any centuries there were contacts and Brazilian immigrants put their stamp on the architecture at the coast. Slaves were brought to Brasil to work at the plantations. The Rwandan writer Scholastique Mukasonga spend time in Brasil and writes in … Continue reading Scholastique Mukasonga: Au Brésil, “une femme noire ne compte pour rien”
The Egyptian writer Nawal el Saadawi still has a strong voice. A woman with a careful hand of writing and a thoughtful way of speaking her mind. The written word and the spoken word combined in her language. In this interview she talks about feminism and about life.
At what age did you write your first manuscript? There is a good chance it was at a later age than the age of the young Ripfumelo Nkomo from South Africa. Around her tender age of eight she had written her fist manuscript. Now she has published her first book, for a manuscript is a manuscript, … Continue reading Meet the teenage feminist who has just published her first book
Feminism is at times the talk of the town. But where is this town? Well, many of these towns are situated in Nigeria. Esther Chioma Uwandu writes in this article about feminism and writing in Nigeria. Be aware, Chimamanda is not the only one that is connected with feminism.
The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was passing through France to participate in a festival of the night. She was a kind of godmother for this festival. In this interview she talks about present-day issues concerning feminism and racism in the United States and France. And racism in Nigeria or any other African country?