Buchtipps - African Book Festival 2021

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s debut novel Tram 83, published by Editions Metailie in 2014, has received numerous awards and was among them longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and awarded the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Referred to as a piece of literary world music, the rhythmically written novel by the Congolese author is focussing…
Wer Rassismus bekämpfen will, muss Veränderung befürworten - und die fängt bei einem selbst an. "Darf ich mal deine Haare anfassen?", "Kannst du Sonnenbrand bekommen?", "Wo kommst du her?" Wer solche Fragen stellt, meint es meist nicht böse. Aber dennoch: Sie sind rassistisch. Warum, das wollen weiße Menschen oft nicht hören. Alice Hasters erklärt…
"Way back home" by Niq Mhlongo is a refreshing novel about problems and hopes in today's South Africa. The main character of the novel, which is set in Johannesburg, is Kimathi Tito, who has it all. As a child of the revolution, born in exile in Tanzania, he has steadily accumulated wealth and influence since arriving in South Africa in 1991. But…

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