He lived in retirement already for many years and now he has passed away in the village of Sévaré in Mali. His name is Yambo Ouologuem and during his life he has been a critical literary voice, that got mixed reactions. He has been jubilated and he has been ridiculed. Read more about his life … Continue reading Yambo Ouologuem, la mauvaise conscience des lettres
Timbuktu. The ancient city in the sand. The intellectual center of a vast area. People from far and wide travelled to the city, to study within its walls, to study the many books in the libraries. It has known its upheavals, even in recent times. The city has a fascinating history. Read a bit about … Continue reading Why the chroniclers of Timbuktu
This is a story of a man and his camels and a stretch of sand. It is the story of Philippe Frey and his epic journey from the eastern ways bordering the Red Sea till the end at the Atlantic Ocean at Mauretania. He travels with two camels and he rides one of them or … Continue reading NOMADE BLANC
The name of Malian town Timbuktu conjures up visons of centuries, scholarship, religion, travellers and a long list can follow. But the recent violence in Mali has not left Timbuktu untouched. The famous library was torched. And what happend to the very old manuscripts. Read about it in the following article.
Do you remenber? Your preparations for a holiday or a long journey? What to take? What to leave behind? In this book we follow a Dutch family on their journey from The Netherlands to the Ivory Coast. They (husband, wife, three children) travel by a well prepared Landrover. They have prepared their journey to the … Continue reading review MAM, WAAR LIGT TIMBOEKTOE?
What is like to be Afro-American in Africa? That is what Eddy wonders about. He does not entertain thoughts about his ancestry, like : I am able retrace the steps of my forefathers and foremothers. His journey starts in Paris, a town with many people coming from West Africa. They have gone to paris in … Continue reading review NATIVE STRANGER