Reads from South Africa

I picked up some books (way too many and I had to carry them home) during my travels in South Africa and Botswana. I was there to do academic research in several archives, and along the way, I spent time in several bookstores. Here are my thoughts on some of these books, now that I've... Continue Reading →

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A Literature of Their Own: Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I found myself thrilled and enthralled with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk.  She spoke about models in literature, and because I use an Alice Walker essay about models for my composition courses, I felt immediately connected to her ideas.  I even ran back to my class the next night and made them watch part of... Continue Reading →

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