It has been 36 years since the first African writer received the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature. What history continues to assure us of is that storytelling was long embedded in the cultures of the many nations that would one day form Africa before this moment came to be in 1986.
All the world of literature and diplomacy had done was come to honour the telling of stories from an African perspective by an African as worthy of great merit and celebration. Looking at the past three decades, much has come to change in the African literary sphere, albeit not without extortive labour and suffering.
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