Archive for June, 2008
I have just seen a short film called Moving Windmills and wanted to share it with you. It is an extremely inspirational story of a young Malawian William Kamkwmamba, who was forced to drop out of school for lack of money. But he did not discourage: when he saw a picture of a windmill in a textbook he decided to build one to power his family’s home. The film is now distributed online both via The Pangea Day Event, which has a big selection of other interesting films available too, and via William Kamkwamba’s Malawi Windmill Blog.
For quite a long time now I have been trying to get hold of the following novel by Mamadou Samb:
De pulpe et d’orange: Autobiographie d’une prostituée dans une ville ouest-africaine
It appears to be too hard even for Amazon.fr to find it. I placed an order months ago and they keep coming back with a mail saying that they are still looking for it. If you happen to have a copy of this book or know where I could find it, please come forward and help the reader in distress!
On two different occasions I have seen the Malian singer Rokia Traore perform her fantastic music, a combination of traditional Bamana heritage and modern vocals. And what a great dancer she is! Her newest album Tchamantche is now released and once again she is giving a concert in Brussels, on Saturday 14th of June at Botanique (Orangerie 20.00) – don’t miss it!