Several books written by medical doctors from a European country spending time in one or another African country have found refuge on my bookshelves. I have not had the honour of shelving a book written by a nurse about his/her medical experience in an African country. Steven van de Vijver, a Dutch medical doctor, is … Continue reading review AFRIKA IS BESMETTELIJK
review AUCH OHNE MEINE KINDER
How many books I have seen that tell the story of a mother (or a father) in an intercultural or interreligious marriage that is left without the children after a breakup of the marriage? I do not know. This book is one of those stories about love and children and a breakup. It is set … Continue reading review AUCH OHNE MEINE KINDER
A doctor and a diplomat on the ebola frontline
The Ebola has been going around for at least several decades in West Africa. Congo / Zaïre has been one of the hot spots. Recently I read a book on an outbreak in Congo, long time ago. The problem is still not over. Now a new book has come on the market. Getting to Zero … Continue reading A doctor and a diplomat on the ebola frontline
Review of YAMBUKU
Yambuku. Days may have passed that you did not travel to Yambuku. A small place in a hidden corner of the immense country of Congo or Zaïre. There is a small settlement of missionaries from Belgium. They started their work in 1935 and the settlement has grown since. Nuns came from Belgium and settled there … Continue reading Review of YAMBUKU
HINTER DER SCHLEIER DER TRÄNEN
This is the third and last book by Choga Regina Egbeme (not her real name), a woman with a German mother Lisa and a Nigerian father. Her married mother met this Nigerian man David who led a church of the Black Jesus and had a harem in Lagos, Nigeria. Lisa leaves her husband and marries … Continue reading HINTER DER SCHLEIER DER TRÄNEN
THE MAN WITH THE KEY HAS GONE!
You go to an office in Kampala (Uganda) and want to do your bussines, you get to a desk to get some information, to speak a certain person, to get papers, to get a signature, but the man with the key has gone! In other words, you just go home and try another day to … Continue reading THE MAN WITH THE KEY HAS GONE!