We are the product of colonialism but more than this are also the sum total of our African ancestors who passed on a strong culture and tradition.
It is hardly news that literature exposes readers to the culture and history of a people. Most of my life I have read and respected English literature and only came to know African Literature in my late teens. Not surprisingly Chinua Achebe says, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
In truth, I will say that accent defines you more in Britain than anywhere else in the world. That is why this week my focus is on African Britishness in relation to the British class system. Of course, this is my own tongue in cheek writing and there is a lot of talk out there […]