kenyan scholar dies

The first book by him I bought in Nigeria.
A Kenyan wrote about a situation in Nigeria.
The civil war.
Christopher Okigbo. 
Biafra.
The task of a writer.

I remember that I found it to be a very difficult book. Now that I have re-read the covernotes on the African Writers Series (97) edition, I am sure I was right at that time. I do not think Ali Mazrui ever took an easy turn.

Later on I read his books on politics and history and these books gave me a thorough introduction to many topics concerning Africa.  

Ali Mazrui was born in the Kenyan coastal city Mombassa. One of his first jobs was at a small Dutch trading house in town, later on he became professor at several universities in different countries and continents and a prolific author. 

Early this morning he passed away in the United States of America. 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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