Clout of Africa
A bevy of recent publications suggests that Africa may be in the midst of its own literary boom.
Season of Migration to the North (New York Review Books Classics)
by Tayeb Salih
$14.00 List Price
“Treat Africa as if it were one country,” quips the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina in “How to Write About Africa,” a barbed guide for Western authors who hope to address this misunderstood continent. “Don’t get bogged down with precise descriptions. . . . Keep your descriptions romantic and evocative and unparticular.” First published in Granta in 2005, Wainaina’s satire lands its punch by gathering the tenacious clichés
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