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A Short, Cringe-Worthy Post: Achebe and Emecheta

I HATE when critics compare African novelists – whether they be Anglophone, Francophone or Lusophone – to Chinua Achebe.  It’s as though Achebe is the only writer to have ever written anything noteworthy on the Continent and that all writers thereafter must somehow be compared to his work.  197 more words

African Lit

What She's Reading

Of Africa by Wole Soyinka


To be honest, this text is a bit all over the place and Soyinka’s conclusions are not as tightly drawn as I expected.  221 more words

African Lit

The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

Date Read: March 21st 2014

Published: 1995

Publisher: African Writers Series (Heinemann)

Pages: 180

The Blurb

‘Always remember that you are mine,’ says Aku-nna’s father before he dies. 707 more words

African Literature

Ms. Mentor on the Academic Novel

I don’t know how I’ve managed to get this far without mentioning the “Ms. Mentor” articles on academic novels that have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education… 544 more words

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