Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Interesting Times

A strange thing happened today. A few posts ago I was bemoaning the lack of books by African authors in my local library while at the same time praising the African Writers Series for bringing the works of African authors to a British readership. Maybe someone from my local library reads my blog or something, because today when I went into said library, what should I see on the 'new books' stand but a range of books from the African Writers Series? As Alice said, curiouser and curiouser. But welcome, all the same!

5 comments:

Stefanie said...

Excellent!

BookGirl said...

So what did you check out?

The Traveller said...

I have So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba, which was recommended to me by a friend and The Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna. Both authors from West African countries; I'm planning on grabbing more books tomorrow from different areas of Africa!

litlove said...

All book lovers are psychic, no?

The Traveller said...

Maybe I'm psychic - perhaps that's why I decided to do Africa after Europe! My subconscious knew that Black History Month was coming...