Oh look, she’s got red blood!

‘Colour me Yellow’ is the title of a book written by Thuli Nhlapo, who confronts herself with her background in her family and at school were she got the nickname Yellow, her real name was not used by others. There were shocking experiences, that have not left her.

Here you will an excerpt from her book.


So many different types of strange

The Nigerian / American writer Nnedi Okorafor is setting her own pace in the literary world of sci-fi. It is a specialized world, creating new worlds and new characters that defy the present-day possibilities. 

In the near future her works will be adapted by HBO to a tv version, a huge step with a potential world wide audience. But is the sale of your script for television more important than selling your script for a book? Is it a matter of scale or a matter of finances? Read more about it in The Guardian.  

Okorafor’s Marvel comic featuring the superhero, Ngozi.

George R.R. Martin-Produced Series of Nnedi Okorafor’s

The rumour has become truth. The sign are on the table. Nnedi Okorafor, the Nigerian / American phantasy writer will be on HBO. One of her books (Who fears death) will be adapted for HBO (of Game of Thrones fame), so it will be broadcast by this company.

Read more about it here.  

Is Nnedi Okorafor the Next George R.R. Martin?

The Nigerian / American writer Nnedi Okorafor has written a few books, to great acclaim. She never envisioned to be writer, she had her mind set on a different career. But things turned out in another way. Now she is mentioned in connection with an adaptation for HBO. Her books in the world of sci-fi have touched a nerve with her readers and those who imagine books in images on the screen.

We will follow her career. Read more about it here.  

Kamel Daoud le transgressif

The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud has produced his second novel. This book is named Zabor ou les psaumes. He rose to fame with his first novel, in a way in the footsteps of that other Algerian writer Albert Camus. The title of this first novel was Meursault contre-enquête. This book is on the pile next to my easy chair, where I take time to read.

But some more information on the second production you will find here.

L’écrivain algérien Kamel Daoud, en 2014.

Un nouvel ouvrage de Farhat Othman sur l’Alzheimer

The mother of the Tunesian author Farhat Othman suffered from the disease Alzheimer. In 2012 he published a book on the development of the disease in the life of his mother. Now he has revisited the theme of Alzheimer in another publication. Read more about it here

A Side-Eye Manifesto

There is hope.

Luvvie AjayiThe hope to make the jump from being a blogger to being a writer of a published book. The Nigeria-born blogger and writer Luvvie Ajayi has made the jump and published her first book. The title is I’m judging you. Read more about Luvvie here.