Adaobi speaks out on the Nobel

In a  New York Times op-ed on Saturday, Dec. 11th, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani explained why African literature is better off without another Nobel Prize - at least for now.

However, the piece touched off a debate about the importance of literature written in African languages. In particular a blog post by Hausa Literature scholar, Carmen McCain.


  • I agree with Nwaubani’s conclusion. But completely disagree with her justification. The beauty of Africa and the world at large, is it’s diversity. McCain was brilliant in her response.

    Posted by Ade on February 01, 2011
  • […] first heard about the issue in a post on Cassava Republic’s blog (why yes, I follow a Nigerian publisher, who is surprised by that?) which directed me to the op-ed […]

    Posted by The Importance of Culture and Language? « Amy Reads on January 13, 2011

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