Tuesday, January 10, 2006

How to write about Africa

The rules. And a few more tips.

"An AK-47, prominent ribs, naked breasts: use these."

[Via Matt. As he says, "Don't even get me started about books about Japan."
Geisha, salarymen with prominent homogeneity, soiled undy machines: use these.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw some quotes from this article the Guardian review (21.01.06) of the Granta special issue - excellent to read it all. I think we'll get a copy of the issue.
In the same G there is a review strongly recommending 'Africa: A Modern History' by Guy Arnold (Atlantic)which covers the period from the end of WW2 - it's a bit of a whopper at 1,028pp and cost of £35!