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'Ode to Brel' review by Zan Ross for OOTA Split Ink Competition

Lyrical and lilting, faultless in its rhythm and detail, this poem makes you long for the experience of Brel.

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I love the honesty in Cafe d'Afrique - Fran Graham

I love the honesty with which Tineke Van der Eecken has written her book, Café d’Afrique. I was surprised by how openly and deeply Tineke shared her thoughts and feelings about everything. Emotionally it was a ‘no holds barred’ book. This is the sort of reading I long for and it left me feeling that I knew Tineke intimately. I was so involved in the story of Tineke’s years in Africa I was reluctant to finish the book and when I did, I just wanted to hug it.

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