Tram 83, the Congolese novel


Once in a while  the debut of a novelist causes a stir. This happened with the novel Tram 83 written by the Congolese writer Fiston Mwanza Mujila. The story is set in a bar, and in the bar we meet all kinds of people who are a comment on presentday society and how people come … Continue reading Tram 83, the Congolese novel

south africans dominate etisalat


A writer is a communicator. So it is apt that a telecommunications firm, Etisalat, will have a literary prize. The firm has just announced the longlist for the longlist for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Nine books are on the longlist. Six are form South Africa and just two from Nigeria. Find out here who … Continue reading south africans dominate etisalat

the 2015 etisalat prize for literature


Another longlist for another literary prize.  This time Etisalat has made known the longlist. A very heavy [presence of Nigeria and South Africa, with one exception a writer from the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Fiston Mwanza Mujila”.   

fiston mwanza mujila, readings and discussions


Travelling is not restricted to the space within the borders of Africa. Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in Congo (1981), he studies in the Austrian city of Graz and he has meeting engagements in the Boston area in the United States of America.  He has written poetry and prose as well as plays.