review THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU


The author Greene has succeeded in weaving two stories together and write a good book about it. One story is the history of HIV/Aids and the search for a medicine and the attitude of the mighty and rich pharmaceutical companies and political perspectives of the countries in Africa and the socalled West. Part of this … Continue reading review THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU

review TRÄNEN IM SAND


Another book from the Horn of Africa. An area with a fascinating history and a rich literary tradition, a mainly oral tradition. Nura (= light) is born into a family that gets a prosperous position in Mogadishu. Her stepfather is a bussinnesman, but also her mother does very well in trading. One of the commodities … Continue reading review TRÄNEN IM SAND

review FACING THE CONGO


In his house in Moscow he thought of it and this little seed of thought germinated into fulfilling a dream. To proof himself to himself or to the world? To discover himself? To  …..  himself and you just fill the dotted line. He decided to go to Congo and go down the river in a … Continue reading review FACING THE CONGO

review DULLE GRIET


Vrouwen staan centraal in deze bundel korte verhalen van de Zuidafrikaanse schrijfster Riana Scheepers. Al sinds eeuwen woont haar voorgeslacht (van Gelderse afkomst) in het zuiden van Afrika. Zij is in 1957 in Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal, geboren. Vorig jaar ben ik nog ruim een week in Vryheid geweest. In haar jeugd had zij veel contact … Continue reading review DULLE GRIET