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“As is the case with so much African fiction, the claims that Bombay’s Republic makes about history don’t so much occur in a real historiographic vacuum as they occur in the context of a long history of Africa being read as a historiographic vacuum.” -Aaron Bady reviews Rotimi Babatunde’s Bombay’s Republic, the first installment in series of posts by lit bloggers reading through the shortlist of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
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millionsmillions:

“As is the case with so much African fiction, the claims that Bombay’s Republic makes about history don’t so much occur in a real historiographic vacuum as they occur in the context of a long history of Africa being read as a historiographic vacuum.” -Aaron Bady reviews Rotimi Babatunde’s Bombay’s Republic, the first installment in series of posts by lit bloggers reading through the shortlist of the Caine Prize for African Writing.

[Image via WSJ]

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