Monday, January 17, 2011

While I'm At It...

...Chinua Achebe wrote an incredible piece in the NYT on Sunday about Nigeria. It brings up all those uncomfortable questions I ask myself regularly about (apologies, generalizations) Africa, colonial and post-colonial. Of course (I'm not sure why "of course" but it doesn't surprise me, at least), Achebe is both much more hopeful and much more cynical--and, as he writes, loves a provocateur's stance. And a well-turned phrase.

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