The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist
One of the many literary prizes connected to the African continent is the Children’s Africana Book Award. Every year this prize is awarded. Previous winner include the South African bishop Desmond Tutu. The prize originates in the United States of America. This year the prize is awarded to the book Grandma’s List. This book has been … Continue reading African duo win international literary award
Another time for a focus on poetry, or better the poet. This time it is Wazi M. Kunene from South Africa. She likes to tell poems., to tell stories, to take pictures, to be creative in a multitude of ways. In this article you will get some more information about her.
The famous South African broadcaster Tracy Going has published a book on her life and her relationship. Earlier I have paid attention to the publication of this book. Now you can listen here to an interview with Tracy Going.
The events are still new in our memories. The events in the country of Zimbabwe where uncle Bob had to to step down, forced by the military and rising displeasure by the people of this country. The recent decades in Zimbabwean history come to the fore in the novel These bones will rise. This book … Continue reading The Indigo Press in the launch of their first book, These bones will rise again
Wouldn’t it be wonderfrul? Every village its own library. Making books available to young and old. Opening a window to the world beyond. The actor Cornet Mamabolo decided to start a library in his village. In this article you will read about it. I do hope that others will notice the opening of this library … Continue reading Skeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo opens village library