Diary – Chairing Cassava Republic Press Salon – April 11th 2016

The highlight of my April was being part of the launch of this brilliant, publishing outfit’s stepping out on to the UK market. Had a good time chairing or better said facilitating a conversation between four of their launch authors. Leye Adenle, author of gripping crime novel ‘Easy Motion Tourist’, exploring the dark underbelly of … Continue reading Diary – Chairing Cassava Republic Press Salon – April 11th 2016

“Ben Okri is wrong about European and African literature’s greatness (and its relationship to form and subject”)

There’s much to chew on, but little to agree with in Ben Okri’s recent essay on greatness (or lack there of) in African and Black writing – much of the problems already eloquently addressed by Sofia Samatar in her rebuttal, but I wanted to drop my two pence into the debate, so here goes. Okri … Continue reading “Ben Okri is wrong about European and African literature’s greatness (and its relationship to form and subject”)