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Michela Wrong on her new novel Borderlines about a border dispute in Africa

Author Michela Wrong talks about: the story in her new novel Borderlines; where the idea for the novel came from; why she fictionalised the setting of the novel; why repressive regimes like Eritrea force the best and brightest in the country to leave; and her next book project. ... read more
August 25, 2015

Kenyan TV writer on How To Find a Husband Ndinda Kioko talks about writing her first novel

Kenyan writer Ndinda Kioko talks about: why she first started writing; her short-lived career as a teacher; writing for TV series How To Find a Husband and Wrath; writing short stories online; and writing her first novel. ... read more
August 25, 2015

Binyavanga Wainana on his Memoir One Day I'll Write About This Place and his upcoming novel

Writer Binyavanga Wainana talks about: why he wrote his memoir One Day I'll Write About All This; his fascination with how language is made and new languages evolve; and his new novel which features (among many other things) women behaving badly ("to annoy the puritans.") ... read more
July 14, 2013

Author Alice Pung on her childhood as part of an immigrant family in Australia

Australian author Alice Pung (Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter) talks about: her parents love of Australia but the difficulties they experienced; the impact of the end of the White Australia policy; living between two worlds and the gaps between cultural attitudes; and her writing as a form of therapy. ... read more
February 19, 2013
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