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Wole Soyinka in Conversation With Henry Louis Gates

The New York Review of Books published a long, wide-ranging interview of Wole Soyinka, Nigerian Nobel Laureate in Literature, by Henry Louis Gates. The conversation touches on Trump and why Soyinka cut up his green card, the African diaspora, desegregating motel swimming pools, Obama and burdening a leader with a Peace Prize, federalism in Nigeria, […]

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Went out to buy a book by the new Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, bought the new rupi kaur “The Sun and Her Flowers” instead. I’m fine with that.

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Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel prize in literature

Every other year, when the Nobel prize in literature is awarded, I am reminded that I took the focus of my British and North American literature degree too serious. Every other year the prize goes to an author I haven’t read (yet.) This year it is French writer Patrick Modiano, not well known outside of […]

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slaughterhouse90210: “In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.” ― Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness