Safe House edited by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

28992250– You have to leave your study to write compelling nonfiction. It takes time and money. – Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

– Too often writing about Africa has been at a distance, a view to a place far away. What I hoped to encourage, as we developed the pieces in this collection, was, in each instance, a personal voice that allowed the writer to become a part of the story. –Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

– Being grilled about “otherness” is a train that’s never late. – Hawa Jande Golakai

– It’s not like viruses need visas to travel. – Hawa Jande Golakai

– If Africans fail to capitalize on the wealth beneath their soil and on their young population, it won’t be Yun and his compatriots’ fault. – Kevin Eze

– It was Facebook that saved me, and Facebook that hurt me. – “Peter” via Mark Gevisser

– In Senegal when we talk about homosexuality we are usually talking about men, and we forget about the women. – Ndeye as reported by Barbara Wanjala

– When you stand around someone seated, you suck their blood. – Beatrice Lamwaka

Interview with Ellah Wakatama Allfrey


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