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Writing About Africa

Jon Evans, author of Night of Knives (evidently a thriller set in Africa which I haven’t read) wonders¬† “Why shouldn’t I write about Africa? “ Since I too am writing about Africa, this interested me. However, I think there are different approaches to this and I can’t say if his —- having not read his book — is a good one or not.¬† For a good wake-up call read the essay he cites, “How to Write About Africa” by Binyavanga Wainaina.

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