The ordeal of the African writer
This book demonstrates how only a small number of African writers--like Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri, Nuruddin Farah, and Wole Soyinka--have become known outside of their own continent. It also details the enormous obstacles they face within Africa to get their work published, let alone to support themselves financially from their writing. Charles R. Larson combines writers' own testimony, pen portraits of their lives, and factual investigation to explore the full dimensions of this problem.
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Review: The Ordeal of the African WriterUser Review - Moses Kilolo - Goodreads
I found this book a valuable piece for all writers practicing in the continent. However, I noticed that; 1. Some of the analogy is far outdated. This may be because technology at the time of [Larson's ... Read full review
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An eloquent exploration of what it means to be an African author (by a non-African). This was yet another book that made me loathe the prefix "post" for colonialism; this mandates the "neo" prefix ...
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