‘I was there’: Essays that map a life

Late in his life he decided to write a collection of essays on daily life, maybe a bit like columns on fly fishing. In this interview the journalist Jolyon Nuttall talks with his son-in-law the Cameroonian philosopher Achille Mbembe. Strikingly original: Jolyon Nuttall's essays demonstrate a preoccupation with clarity and concision, discipline and attention to detail. (Supplied)

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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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