Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Tale of an African-Only Bookstore

I've had to use a Kindle to read African literature since bookstores in Nigeria, if you find them, barely stock books by African Authors
Photo: Shayera Dark
A recent story by The New Yorker about an all African bookstore in Kenya sent tempers flaring on the magazine's Facebook page. Some readers, mostly non-African, accused the bookstore owner of racism, questioning the rationale in selling only books by black authors. While others welcomed the idea, arguing most bookstores on the continent peddled Western literature.

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