A couple of interesting links on African literature and the Nobel Prize.
I admit I have not read either Dinaw Mengestu’s latest novel, How to read the air, or Petina Gappah’s An elegy for Easterly, but the latter is certainly on my wish list.
I have read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s collection of stories, The thing around your neck, which I enjoyed, though obviously some stories more than others.
And I admit I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s debut novel I do not come to you by chance. Having received many 419 emails and even a couple of 419 letters (admittedly that was in the 1990s!), I wasn’t sure whether I would find it interesting, but it was fun, and seemed to reflect a lot of the issues of contemporary Nigerian/West African urban life.