For those who missed it: journalist/writer friend Bas Vlugt presented his new novel last thursday in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The story is situated in West Africa of the now. It’s about tradition, modernity and the clash between those two. It’s a story about friendship, love and betrayal and it’s about longing: where do you want to be in this world? I am reading it now and I am looking for someone who want to read it after me, as every book has a unique track and trace number. The idea is that this travel book makes her own journey over the world. People can trace where their book is on this site (click here). If you are in Nairobi shortly or you will be in Lusaka/Copperbelt within a week: please contact me.
For those who are ready to complain about this ‘promotion’: artists who tell the story deserve more attention in this world. It’s one of the few ways to get a real understanding about it. For those who are interested in Africa Literature please check out this list with Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century (click here)