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»I think, if you want to capture the African zeitgeist, the spirit of the times, you can do that best through crime stories.«

Helon Habila

Indeed a „must read“ interview: Ainehi Edoro in conversation with writer and editor Helon Habila. He just started his work as the editor of the Cordite Books crime imprint. He also makes some of the most illuminating and provocative observations about contemporary African fiction. You will find the interview with Mr. Habila (Oil on Water) at Brittle Paper.

»Peace is a great writer, but it seems like he deserves a critical drubbing for Red or Dead. You never know, maybe he’ll receive a phone call from a fellow writer from across the pond who’ll tell him, »Don’t worry pal, I’ve been there.««

Steve Powell

In his fine blog The Venetian Vase Steve Powell writes about the resemblance and the difference of James Ellroy and David Peace and why it seems that history repeats itself.