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Tomorrow

We’ll continue our discussion of Farah’s Crossbones in its entirety tomorrow.  In preparing for that, I might be taking a look at these two (short and pithy and light) essays by novelists Aminatta Forna and Ben Okri, containing insights about … Continue reading

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Aminatta Forna, “Where Are the West’s Political Novelists?”

A wonderful recent essay by novelist Aminatta Forna; I’m halfway through The Memory of Love and totally hooked.  A provocative way of thinking about African fiction vis-a-vis “Western” fiction – lots of debates swirling around these days about how political … Continue reading

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