Sunday, April 3, 2011

Omotoso on Soyinka and Achebe
"But my worry is this: if you critic Conrad and Joyce Carey as misrepresenting Africa and yet write a book like ‘Things Fall Apart’ where at the end of the story the hero commits suicide; you write ‘No Longer at Ease’ at the end of which the central character goes into prison. You write ‘Arrow of God’ at the end of which the community abandons their priest. I then ask you, where is that alternative to the British, American representation of Africa culture?”

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