If I were to attribute my love and appreciation for African literature to any one author,it would be,without a doubt,one Chinua Achebe!(And I’m not alone!) As Things Fall Apart was to my parents’ generation, A Man Of The People and Anthills Of The Savannah are to me: Eye-opening, epiphany-generating,thought-provoking.
This elegiac ode, from Anthills Of The Savannah, is an appropriate share,because many of us utter these lamentations,in one way or another,to the sun. So as you go about this afternoon,in Nairobi’s unpredictable heat,it might do you good to read through these here words,and hopefully you’ll rush to get a copy of this legend’s work! Enjoy! Continue reading “Hymn To The Sun”