Tag Archives: Postcolonialism

Writing and Editing The Tough Alchemy of Ben Okri

By | September 29, 2020

Guest post by Rosemary Alice Gray The publication of my monograph entitled, The Tough Alchemy of Ben Okri: The writer as conceptual artist fell about a week before my 80th birthday, auspiciously 20 August 2020. Since I discovered the works of Nigerian-born Londoner, Ben Okri (OBE), who has invested his lifeblood at the rock face of… Read More »

The Tough Alchemy of Ben Okri

By | September 10, 2020

A South African born, but Kenyan bred bibliophile, I side with Okri’s exhortation for an urgent need for ‘true critics’ who can shift through a wide range of literary disciplines and delve deeply into a book to release its ‘hidden genies’.

Q&A with Jane Hiddleston

By | October 10, 2017

Jane Hiddleston answered some questions about her new book, Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature in Transition. How would you describe your book in one sentence? It’s a study of the role and status of francophone literature in North Africa from the 1980s to the present. What drew to you writing about this subject? I’ve… Read More »