(not) five african novels to read before you die

(NOT) Five African Novels to Read Before you Die

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This morning (at least in my time zone) I wrote about a list of five African novels to be read before you die. I do not know if there is an assumption that you cannot read in the afterlife.

The day after this list was originally published Aaron Bady, from another shore of the same ocean, decided to write about these five African novels. Well, he is aiming some criticism at mr. Nicholls. Bady adds the concept of ‘contemporary’ African literary. Probably, contemporary to your own age.  So, in the end he does the same as Nicholls, but on a larger scale.

Bady seems not to have have know about Franco-phone literature from Africa (but maybe this is just a rhetorical move). Well, there is Luso-phone literature as well in Africa. And for that matter: Arabo-phone literature from the north, Boero-phone literature from the very south, Somalo-phone literature from north-east…

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