Sunday, April 29, 2012

Independence-era novels from Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana

I just finished reading A Man of the People, a male book by Chinua Achebe.  Although written in the early 1960s, it's rather complete, in that practically the same words of satire are popular today.  

Before that I read Weep Not, Child (by Ngugi, who completely deserves his one-name status);
 and (browsed) The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, by their Ghanian contemporary, Ayi Kwei Armah. 

I highly recommend all three.  
Fuck this fucking slow internet @ 10kbps. 


Erik Donald France said...

Smashing -- I'll order these for the library. Huzzah!

Nate Mamman said...

You forgot one book: Amos Tutuola's Palmwine Drinkard. Btw, who is your ISP?