Inspired by the new Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, a friend suggested to do an Africa Reading Month.
Now that my thesis is finally submitted, let me tell you a bit more about it.
As some of my readers might have noticed, I’m currently specialising in South African literature – Afrikaans literature, to be more precise. I myself am Dutch, and had never set a foot in South Africa until three months ago. It is kind of weird to specialise in a literature that I’m so uncommon with and it has its own specific challenges.