Clout of Africa
A bevy of recent publications suggests that Africa may be in the midst of its own literary boom.
The Thing Around Your Neck
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
$24.95 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
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