a literary scramble for africa

She is a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University (United States of America). I do not know if the word ‘English’ relates to England or to the English language. The English language is widely spoken in African countries. One of the results is that writers from these countries write in English. And they write a lot. Those of you who have followed my blog over the last year will be able to vouch for that. 

According to this professor, with the name Wai Chee Dimock, many graduates applied for a job in “Anglophone world literature”. But these graduates had studied writers and books the selecting committee had just vaguely heard of or not at all. So I think the committee has some catching up to do. ‘Obscure’ names and titles include Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Mia Couto.

Just take time to read the article by Wai Chee Dimock. Within a few minutes I will post a reply to this article by this professor of English and American Studies.

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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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