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Why There Is Stunted Growth in African Literature

Why There Is Stunted Growth in African Literature

Any good critic should criticize a piece of art after carefully reading, analyzing, and understanding the work. He should look at the themes, characters, language, setting, and plot of the work, and acknowledge the genius of the writer, as well as his flaws. Going by what I observed in the launch, this is not the case in Kenya. We have people who call themselves critics, yet they do not know anything about the work they are so quick to criticize. They make prosaic comments that are not based on facts, and are not related to the book in question.

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Release of The Girl with the Flawless Face

Release of The Girl with the Flawless Face

Faced with the very real horror of terrorism, governmental repression and religious extremism, the Majini represent fears personified. The use of magic and the mystical gives the characters a vehicle for expressing the dread they may not be able to articulate in day to day life.

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Word Branch Publishing Releases The Sad Artist and Other Fairytales

Word Branch Publishing Releases The Sad Artist and Other Fairytales

“The Sad Artist is magical realism at its best. Wahome’s fairytales are in the tradition of Salmon Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Ben Okri,” says publisher Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh. “Ndiritu captures the innocence of the world through a child’s eyes to make strong statements about the modern condition.”

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