You know you’re an African writer if….


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You are currently reading this because this was the last page you had open when your internet stopped working.

The gods of technology created the internet so that writers all over the world could have an ocean of information to drink from at a moment’s notice. But not us African writers, no reader. You see, after decades of underfunded libraries and secondhand book stores that only stocked the copies of Danielle Steel novellas favored by 80s backpackers, the gods are quite sure that this sudden access to adequate information would be simply too much for the average African writer. And in any case, they assure themselves, where there is lack of information, there is room to create. Let us look to the African journalist, who even in the age of http://www.google.com has absolutely no qualms with murdering the cousins of comedians while they sit safely in their homes. For years…

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