I saved this piece from Granta–one of my favorite publications– in case you could use a few minutes of humor when it comes to thinking about “Africa.” I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. Also, I suggest you check out this group’s very cool efforts to disrupt the essential narrative of “Africa.”
This week you are reading four critical essays on TFA:
Articles beginning on 159 and 209 and two other critical pieces from the collection at the back of the critical edition to read.
Your blog post should talk about the four pieces. I would like to see an INFORMATIVE abstract of your two chosen pieces. Writing an academic abstract is a valuable skill–you can often use them when teaching or can sometimes publish them. Distilling a piece into 250 words is a great academic challenge!