Africa needs to heal the psychological effects of “centuries of alienation and enslavement” to regain self-esteem and self-respect.
The elder Nyarota’s world-weary schadenfreude contrasts vividly with Ndlovu’s youthful exuberance.
Some services that NGOs supported tended to focus on sexual violence from a stranger and not the overwhelmingly more common forms of sexual violence such as intimate partner violence.
The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
Published 60 years ago this year by Heinemann in London, Things Fall Apart has sold more than 10m copies and been translated into more than 50 languages.