a letter to madiba


He passed away recently. Praises flow like oceans. Here is one of the voices. An honest voice. A deliberate voice. Praise and criticism. Handed out with a personal attachment to Nelson Mandela.  André Brink wrote a personal letter (in public) to Madiba. 

chinua achebe remembered


Chinua Achebe remembered by Binyavanga Wainaina Binyavanga Wainaina, Chinua Achebe’s friend, colleague and fellow writer, recalls the inspirational Nigerian novelist. The Observer, Sunday 15 December 2013 (Chinua Achebe in January 2008: ‘His assault on the novel in English remains a big shock to the novel itself.’ Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP) I was in my 20s when I … Continue reading chinua achebe remembered