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Losing it!

August 25, 2014

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If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys. Gambian proverb I’ve chosen this proverb not because it illuminates anything about Dayo Forster’s Reading the Ceiling, but because it seems particularly apt in the current political climate. And there I will leave that thought except to say that I would alter […]

G – are we here already?

August 17, 2014

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Wood may remain ten years in the water but it will never become a crocodile. Gabon proverb Gabon is purportedly one of West Africa’s most stable countries, which may be why Daniel Mengara’s ‘Mema’ escapes the conspicuous violence of many other post-colonial novels. Instead of the usual narrative dose of brutality, concomitant with independence wars […]