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August 12, 2015 1:30 PM   Subscribe

An essay somewhat in the spirit of Montaigne that discusses reading and writing, Nigeria and Biafra, bystander reactions to tragedy, an novel I've never read named Half of a Yellow Sun, early Christianity, and more. As is often the case on Crooked Timber, many of the comments are worth reading too.
posted by kingless (2 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
So timely for me, just yesterday I started Nnedi Okorafor's wonderful book Lagoon, which is set in Lagos. I also recommend her YA book Akata Witch. She manages to express Nigeria's cultural depth and parochialism at the same time.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:59 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Chimamanda Adichie is excellent.
posted by ChuraChura at 8:26 AM on August 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

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