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
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?
It has been a long time, since I read a book by J.M. Coetzee, the writer from South Africa, who won a Nobel prize for Literature. Now I have turned to his boyhood, his days in the provincial life. Coetzee describes his younger years in detail. He is the odd boy out. The boy who … Continue reading review BOYHOOD