Chinua + Chimamanda
Salon has an article up that is written by one of my favorite writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's a reprint of her introduction to Chinua Achebe's The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, and Arrow of God that is now available through Everyman's Library. In the piece she talks about "the strangeness of seeing oneself distorted in literature--and indeed of not seeing oneself at all." This is a topic she also addressed in her Ted Talk titled "The Danger of a Single Story."