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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing
25 Jun 2009 // 4:59 PM
Perhaps the strongest theme here is that there’s no singular “voice of Africa”, no overarching cosmology to unify the continent’s literature -- and that’s a great thing.