Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Guardian names Ondjaki a Top-5 African Writer

Zukiswa Wanner of The Guardian posted a list recently of the top five African writers he considers the most exciting, and—exciting for us!—included Ondjaki among them. Here's what Wanner had to say:
This Angolan writer, who studied in Lisbon and now lives in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the most prolific writers I know. Good Morning, Comrades tells the story of a young boy growing up in post-civil war Luanda. When his aunt comes to visit from Portugal, he learns that there is a world beyond his home city, one in which people are unafraid and ration cards don't exist. In The Whistler, a traveller walks into a village, visits the church, and soon impresses everyone with his whistling skills. Ondjaki's writing and storylines are deceptively simple but highly entertaining.
For the full article, follow the link above. For more about Good Morning, Comrades (Biblioasis 2008), click here.

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