Saturday, March 28, 2009

His Name Is Ben Okri, Stupid

...the author of the The Famished Road, one of the great novels in English of the past 30 years. Or it could be Wole Soyinka, 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, who knows all the words in the English language and uses all of them in every book (Season of Anomie is one hell of a good novel).

For some weird reason, perhaps obscurely connected to their English colonial heritage (but don't quote me on that), Nigerians write wonderfully in English.

Robert Fulford is full of shit, and probably hasn't read an African novel since Things Fall Apart.

PS. Elechi Amadi is also quite wonderful.

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