Sunday, March 6, 2011

Good Reads by our veteran reviewer

"I am officially in love. With Abimbola Adunni Adelakun’s book, ‘Under the Brown Rusted Roofs’."
If Ikhide makes his love of a certain writer's book known, as he once did to Sefi Atta's, know that it is serious. Ikhide is thermometer; he doesn't lie about the temperature of a book. So, take his words when you can because the next time, oh, friends...

Okay, here is what he thinks about the recently minted, and some old, books by Nigerian authors.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great interview ( with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who is the author of Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and The Thing Around Your Neck (2009). Born in Enugu, Nigeria and brought up in the University town of Nsukka, her writings approach race, gender and identity with a distinctly perceptive style. Her works are deeply connected to Nigeria, articulating different experiences and producing a complex impression of history and violence.

    In this interview with Tehelka, she talks about 'literature as a big house with many rooms', the difference between hostile racism and general ignorance and what teaching has taught her.