Foe, by J.M. Coetzee: decolonizing the classics

This week's topic for Our Daughter's Daughter's Society, on Instagram, (check this link if you want to see the posts and contact @sarahs89reads and @paperbacking if you want to join) was modern retellings of older tales and as Sarah chose to write about Wide Sargasso Sea, I decided to write my review, at long last, on Foe by … Continue reading Foe, by J.M. Coetzee: decolonizing the classics

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe: re-creation without idealization

“ Does the white man understand our custom about the land?” “ How can he when he does not even speak our tongue? But he says that our customs are bad; and our own brothers who have taken up his religion also say that our customs are bad. How do you think we can fight when … Continue reading Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe: re-creation without idealization