Posts tagged "African Literature"
Monday Interview: Khulile Nxumalo (South Africa)

Monday Interview: Khulile Nxumalo (South Africa)

Khulile Nxumalo was born in Diepkloof, Soweto, in 1971. He finished school at Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland, and went to University of Cape Town, University of Natal and Wits University. His first poetry collection, ten flapping elbows, mama, was published by Deep South in 2004. His second collection, fhedzi, was published by Dye Hard Press in 2013. His...
Monday Interview: Kelwyn Sole (South Africa)

Monday Interview: Kelwyn Sole (South Africa)

Kelwyn Sole was born in Johannesburg in 1951 and has lived in Windhoek, London and Kanye. He is a professor in the English department of the University of Cape Town. He has published six collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Absent Tongues, was published by Hands-On Books, Cape Town. His work has appeared in...
Books That Matter: How David Philip Publishers Managed to Reissue Banned Books During Apartheid

Books That Matter: How David Philip Publishers Managed to Reissue Banned Books During Apartheid

David Philip Publishers has shared an excerpt from Books That Matter: David Philip Publishers During the Apartheid Years, a memoir by Marie Philip. David Philip Publishers was established in 1971, with the aim of publishing “books that matter for Southern Africa” and challenging mainstream apartheid thinking. In 1992, Nadine Gordimer of the founders: “David and Marie...
Monday Interview: Samson Kambalu (Malawi)

Monday Interview: Samson Kambalu (Malawi)

Samson Kambalu was born in Malawi in 1975. He attended the Kamuzu Academy, the so-called “Eton of Africa”, graduated from the University of Malawi‘s Chancellor College in Zomba in 1999, and completed his MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 2003. The best known of his artworks is Holy Ball, a football plastered in pages of the Bible. Kambalu...
Poetry Please: Poems on this Blog, 2013/2014

Poetry Please: Poems on this Blog, 2013/2014

Dear friends, since mid-2013, you can always find a Poem for the Weekend on this blog – and sometimes, there is a poem in between, as well. This is a list of all the poems published here in 2013 and 2014. I hope you enjoy browsing! Yours, Holger   Author (Country) Title (Language) Published Angelou,...
Interviews on this Blog, 2010 – 2014

Interviews on this Blog, 2010 – 2014

Interviews have been an occasional feature on my blog since I started it in late 2010. Given that most of them receive a steady interest, from 2015 they will have a weekly spot. Here is what has been published until the end of 2014. Have fun browsing! And if you wish to publish an interview...
„Take Risks“. Interview with Gary Cummiskey, Dye Hard Press, South Africa

„Take Risks“. Interview with Gary Cummiskey, Dye Hard Press, South Africa

The latest issue of African Poetry, published by the Centre for African Poetry (CAP) focuses on Gary Cummiskey’s Dye Hard Press, as part of a planned regular feature highlighting the work of book traders, agencies, educational institutions, publishers and bloggers with a notable commitment to African poetry. Since 1994 Dye Hard Press in South Africa...
Ake Festival, Nigeria - where kids want to fly in colour

Ake Festival, Nigeria – where kids want to fly in colour

December saw the first Ake Arts & Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. British writer Christie Watson was one of many authors taking part. This is her report, first published on BookBrunch. We arrived at Lagos International Airport, a group of poets, novelists, artists, a graphic novelist, activists, some of whom were frequent visitors to Nigeria,...