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Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy

Ama Ata Aidoo’s restless, relentless critique of the Western and even of African nations she encounters is replete with a cynicism and a loving desire.  Having read Killjoy now, for the first time, I think I would put it on … Continue reading

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Monologues in Petals of Blood

In Petals of Blood Thiong’o employs a constantly shifting perspective. The novel is interspersed with numerous long monologues by multiple characters. In these speeches, the reader often learns about some aspect of that character’s past that speaks to larger issues … Continue reading

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