a literary scramble for africa


A literary scramble for Africa reminds me of the political and colonial scramble for Africa, as it took place in the nineteenth century. Now someone has discovered there is a litetary scramble for Africa as well. The one who did the discovery is Wai Chee Dimock, professor of English and American studies at Yale University … Continue reading a literary scramble for africa

don’t judge a book by its


The discussion still rages on. The discussions on the right labels. Is it post-colonial? Is it post-imperial? Is it African? Is it diaspora? Is it the correct label? Aminatta Forna raised her voice in an article on the labels. Should we say farewell to labels? Should we take writers for what they are, without labels?