Gods-Bits-of-Wood-C101

God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène crafts a richly visceral story about a railroad strike in French colonial Africa. There are a large cast of characters that are situated …

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The Eloquence of the Scribes by Ayi Kwei Armah

This memoir on the ancient sources and future resources of African literature, by the author of Two Thousand Seasons, KMT, and other novels, gives colonial …

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Remembering the Dismembered Continent by Ayi Kwei Armah

1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.
1960s: “Independent” Africa’s rulers, …

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Ngugi Wa Thiongo Speaks-C101

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks: Interviews with the Kenyan Writer by Reinhard Sander

Cumulatively the interviews reproduced here trace the trajectory of the author’s intellectual engagement with his times. This is a reader where Ngũgĩ reveals his thoughts …

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The Last of the Empire-Ousmane Sembene-C101

The Last of the Empire by Ousmane Sembène

Doyen Cheikh Tidiane Sall had decided to resign not because of complicity but because he, like the President, was in his eighties. He was as …

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