In this article the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah tells about the use of languages. Which one to use? What are associations of languages? Is your mother tongue accepted at every place? It is an article attached to the book Decolonizing the mind by the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. This book has been translated into German. … Continue reading ‘Speaking Shona was associated with humiliation’
In this interview the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah talks about the drives for her writing. What makes her trigger to write a story? She talks as well about life in present day Zimbabwe.
In this article the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah is criticised for her praise of the book ‘The Fear’ by Peter Godwin. The book has been published some time ago, but there is still time and space to tell Petina she did the wrong thing.
The book is making the rounds. This latest book by the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah. Here you find part of this book. Take your time to read it. And to enjoy it.
Her book is on the point of being shown to the general public. Petina Gappah has written her novel ‘The book of Memory’. It has taken her longer as expected. She thought it would take her two years, she had to add four more years. Here you find the interview with Gappah.
I could not mention eight books by Zimbabwean female authors. This list helps me in getting a wider scope. Familiar names, but also new names (to me).