A Memoir Disguised as a Novel

April 6, 2012

Günter does India

February 14, 2012

The Narrator Never Dies: An Interview with Dany Laferrière

November 1, 2011


How to write about Africa, revisited

July 11, 2011

“Mr. Pamuk, did all this really happen to you?”

June 6, 2011

A tale from the Ebony Coast

May 10, 2011


Fragments of Sappho

March 30, 2011

The Romance of Diva

March 14, 2011

Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz

March 4, 2011


A Congolese creation myth

February 14, 2011

A gift suggestion for the Günter Grass fan on your list

December 13, 2010

Transition 103 goes to Cape Verde

December 2, 2010


War and politics in Angola

November 19, 2010

Max Frisch as a nature writer

October 22, 2010

Chekhov’s mongoose

September 29, 2010


The Scorpion by Albert Memmi

September 10, 2010

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

September 1, 2010

The Savage Night by Mohammed Dib

August 20, 2010


The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo

July 6, 2010

A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed

June 16, 2010

Treasure Island, Genesis, and The Blue Lagoon: on Le Clézio’s The Prospector

May 28, 2010


Forest of a Thousand Daemons

May 21, 2010

The Apex Book of World SF

May 13, 2010

Ben Okri and Anderson Tepper at the PEN World Voices Festival

May 5, 2010


Toni Morrison and Marlene van Niekerk at the PEN World Voices Festival

May 4, 2010

Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem at the PEN World Voices Festival

May 3, 2010

Shohreh Aghdashloo reads from The Ecco Anthology of Int’l Poetry

April 21, 2010


Ben Okri at PEN World Voices

April 6, 2010

The Rising of the Ashes

March 31, 2010

A poem from a very small place

March 25, 2010


For Bread Alone

March 3, 2010

God’s Bits of Wood

February 23, 2010

A poem from Madagascar

February 11, 2010


Algerian White

February 4, 2010

Reading “Life A User’s Manual”

January 21, 2010

Smara: The Forbidden City

January 15, 2010


Translate This Book!

January 7, 2010

Dispatches: Fault Lines by Meena Alexander

December 11, 2009

Dispatches: Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti

December 4, 2009


Dispatches: Shadows of Your Black Memory

November 27, 2009

Dispatches: Breyten Breytenbach

November 20, 2009

Dispatches: Under the Volcano

November 12, 2009


South Africa: A Traveler’s Literary Companion

November 6, 2009

Three Kilos of Coffee

October 29, 2009

Brown Turtle Press

October 23, 2009


Chain of Voices

October 15, 2009

Dispatches: African Memoirs

October 9, 2009

Dispatches: An African in Greenland

September 24, 2009


Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry

September 17, 2009

Return to Childhood by Leila Abouzeid

July 9, 2009

Dispatches: Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

June 18, 2009


Dispatches: The Seventh Heaven by Naguib Mahfouz
by Geoff Wisner

June 11, 2009

Dispatches: Echoes of an Autobiography by Naguib Mahfouz

May 28, 2009

Dispatches: Leaving Tangier by Tahar ben Jelloun

May 21, 2009


Dispatches: Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld

May 14, 2009

PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL: Nawal El Saadawi and Kwame Anthony Appiah

May 7, 2009

PEN World Voices Festival: Is Nonfiction Literature?

May 4, 2009


PEN World Voices Festival: Mark Z. Danielewski and Rick Moody

May 4, 2009

Dispatches: The Moth Revolution: Stories of Change

May 1, 2009

Dispatches: Updike on Africa, Part II

April 23, 2009


Dispatches: Camus in Oran

April 10, 2009

Dispatches: In the Name of God by Yasmina Khadra

April 3, 2009

Dispatches: Season of Migration to the North

March 12, 2009


Dispatches: On the 100th Issue of Transition magazine

March 2, 2009

Dispatches: Aya by Marguerite Abouet

February 27, 2009

Tayeb Salih 1929–2009

February 23, 2009


Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane

February 12, 2009

Dispatches: African Literature in Translation

January 30, 2009