Events Kenya Nigeria South Africa

African literary deliciousness in Nairobi, Joburg tonight

It’s all happening in Nairobi and Johannesburg as writers converge on their big towns for African literary deliciousness. Last night Niq Mhlongo unleashed his latest literary gem a short story collection called Affluenza to the world with a launch at Sakhumzi’s Restaurant on Vilakazi Street. We are hearing good things. If you know anyone who […]

Events South Africa

Images from the Zukiswa Wanner, Panashe Chigumadzi Goethe event

There was a huge turnout at the Goethe Institut for the Literary Crossroads event called Quo Vadis Africa: The Power of Words – The Words of Power last night. The event which was moderated by the columnist and radio personality Ndumiso Ngcobo featured Zukiswa Wanner and Panashe Chigumadzi. The writing community in Johannesburg turned out to support […]

Book Reviews South Africa

A review of Ndumiso Ngcobo’s Eat Drink & Blame The Ancestors

Book: Eat Drink & Blame The Ancestors Author: Ndumiso Ngcobo Publisher: Two Dogs Year of publication: 2014 Number of pages: 287 Genre: Satire, essays In Kenya for many years, the most looked forward read in the newspapers was a column called “Whispers” in the Sunday Nation written by a gentleman called Wahome Mutahi. The column […]