The greatest Oscar and Pulitzer deserving stories happen in Africa. But the Western camera and pen recognises only the tear jerker variety; the disease ravaged, hunger stricken, below a dollar a day genre of stories, of which, granted, there is no dearth. But there are countless other stories that tickle the imagination, stories of a forgotten era that form a fundamental part of the mosaic that informs a continent's wretchedness.
The Story of Magadi by Evans Kinyua
Evans Kinyua studied commerce at the University of Nairobi and also holds a postgraduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He is the author of Flight From Fate.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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