This year we remember the start of the Great War (1914-1918). This war did not leave Africa untouched. Hundreds and thousands African soldiers fought in this war. They dug trenches in Africa, but they also marched in Europe.
One of the books that came out of this war was “An Ice-Cream War” (1982), written by William Boyd. The writer was born in Accra (Ghana) in the year 1952. After Ghana gained independence in 1957 the father (medical doctor) and the mother (teacher) and the little William (pupil) moved to Nigeria.
In the second Issue of The White Review (I could find no date) you will find an interview with this writer.