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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 […]

one blogger in search of a character

January 29, 2014

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Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. — Cavett Robert It’s probably a bit late to say Happy New Year, and a bit early to say Kung Hei Fat Choy, so I’ll say happy beginnings to any new endeavours and renewed vigor for […]

Coeval intentions

August 7, 2013

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Every word has three definitions and three interpretations: Costa Rican proverb Fabián Dobles Rogdríguez’s  Los años, pequeños días is a haunting little novel.  I say little not only because it’s more a novella than a novel, but also because its scope is ‘small life’, made smaller by the novel’s structure and style.[1] The novel records […]