Mariama Bâ

In 1980, the Japanese publishing house Kodansha announced the Noma Prize for publishing in Africa. Out of about 120 submissions, first place was awarded to Une Si Longue Lettre (1981) (in English: So Long a Letter), a debut novel by a Senegalese, Muslim, female writer. In a literary scene that, until then, did not involve… Continue reading Mariama Bâ

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a dish that is very popular along the coast of West Africa. The main ingredients used in the preparation of jollof rice are rice and tomatoes, with various meats, spices and vegetables added to the dish depending on where the meal is being prepared. The dish is believed to have originated among… Continue reading Jollof Rice