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Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Dec 18, 2017

Where is Africa in world literature? After centuries of being confined to a cramped corner of the literary world—to being described by explorers, tourists, journalists, and activists—African writers discuss what it means to tell their own stories, in their own words and languages, and the journey their work takes to arrive in print, at home and abroad. Lesley Nneka Arimah’s ‘What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky’ is “completely captivating…whether you’re in Nigeria or Chicago” (Ebony); Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s ‘Kintu’ has been called “a masterpiece of cultural memory” (Publishers Weekly), and Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s ‘Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun’ is one of the “brilliant books that you really need to read” (Buzzfeed).