Law and Conversation

September 28, 2010

Nigerian writers

Filed under: Books and writing — Helen Gunnarsson @ 10:30 am
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CNN has an interesting review of some new and not-so-new Nigerian writers.  They include Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, and Chibundu Onuzo, a 19-year-old history student at King’s College London whose first novel, “The Spider King’s Daughter,” is coming out next year.  Though I haven’t read all of those writers, I’ve noticed that the ones whose work I have read tell great stories that, while profoundly rooted in Nigeria, have the universality that’s characteristic of great fiction from any time and place.

Using Google Reader, I subscribe to Onuzo’s blog, “Authorsoundsbetterthanwriter,” and look forward to reading her book when it’s published.

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