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Out of Africa. As award-winning Globe and Mail Africa correspondent Stephanie Nolen bids farewell to a place she's come to love, she reflects on how it has changed, and how it changed her. posted by netbros (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty good score on the Granta scale.
posted by dhartung at 11:20 PM on December 16, 2008 [6 favorites]


I read the piece, and it was okay, but the title of the piece is annoying, as is the cliched "Africa changed me" (living in a different culture will do that to you, as will living through your twenties), and I can't help but feel that Stephanie Nolen is Edward Greenspon's prize pet, and is carefully being nurtured by her verbose, self-important benefactor for greater things.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:49 PM on December 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Paul Theroux's excellent book Dark Star also scores avoids the Granta cliches and is highly recommended by yours truly as is everything else Theroux has written.
posted by kozad at 7:08 AM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Globe and Mail: We now have stylish, multi-chromatic friends of our own

Why is she going to New Delhi?
posted by lukemeister at 7:34 AM on December 17, 2008


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