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[Interview_2] Alice Lenkiewicz

Alice Lenkiewicz is the author of Men Hate Blondes (origional plus, 2009), a poetry collection; and, Maxine (Bluechrome Publishing, 2005), a novella. In addition to being a writer and a poet, she is also an artist and a poetry and art magazine editor. In an earlier interview , she spoke about the series of events that led to her setting up Neon Highway , the magazine she edits with Jane Marsh. Below, Alice Lenkiewicz talks about some of the ways in which she approaches her work as a writer: How would you describe your writing? I have found that what I read and how I write are different things. When creating a process of writing poetry and fiction I am quite interested in the ‘cut up’ method and using various techniques that are considered postmodern, such as playing and challenging the traditional idea of linear text, creating a variety of discourses, mixing different genres, taking note of the voice and the author and how this will affect the overall viewpoint. I enjoy ch

[Lists] Publishing Africa

Below (in alphabetical order) is a list of some of the publishing houses that have an online presence that specialise on African literature: Academic Publishers Swaziland , Matsapha Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd , London African Heritage Press , New York African Minds Publishers , ____ African Perspectives ,  South Africa 'amaBooks , Bulawayo Association of African Universities , Accra Cotton Tree Press , Monrovia Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa , Dakar Development Policy Management Forum (DPMF), Nairobi East African Educational Publishers , Nairobi Editions Bakame , Kigali FEMRITE , Uganda Women Writers’ Association, Kampala Fountain Publishers , Kampala Idasa , Pretoria Johnson & King James , Cape Town Juta & Company Limited , Claremont Kwani Trust , Nairobi Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group , Bamenda LAPA Publishers , Pretoria LawAfrica , Dar es Salaam Longman Nigeria Plc , Lagos Maskew Mi

[Interview] Sarudzai Mubvakure

Zimbabwean occupational therapist, Sarudzai Mubvakure is the author of A Disappointing Truth (Grosvenor House Publishing, 2008) and Amelia’s Inheritance (the Lion Press Ltd, 2010). In this interview, Sarudzai Mubvakure talks about her writing: Do you write everyday? When I am working on a project such as a book I write everyday even if it means writing one sentence. I have a full time job.  Therefore, I do my writing in the evenings. My session actually starts in the morning and carries on throughout the day. The reason why it starts in the morning is because that is the time I take to create the progression of the story in my mind. Throughout the day, I just jot down points as a reminder of what I have imagined. When evening comes, it is just a matter of writing down what I imagined during the day. How many books have you written so far? I have written two books so far. The first is A Disappointing Truth published by Grosvenor House Publishing in 2008. This is a s

2010 Year in Conversation

59 articles were posted on Conversations with Writers in 2010. That year the site received 10,765 visitors. The busiest day was February 23 which saw 85 readers viewing the site. The most popular post that day was [Interview] Siobhan Logan . The 5 most popular articles in 2010 were: [Lists] Blog Novels [Interview] Nana Awere Damoah [Interview] John Eppel [Interview] Arthur Gwagwa [Interview] Greg Bauder