Tuesday, March 31, 2009
More African stories
Somewhat in keeping with what I was trying (clumsily) to express earlier re. the TV series "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," I just heard that Ebun Okubanjo is guest editing Chris Cleave's website, and recently announced that he is planning a series introducing positive stories about Africa. He writes that he wants to explore the Africa "that simply does not do hopelessness. The folks that have been dealt a tough hand and struggle to get through the days, the mothers that hold their newborns, with dreams as big as those of other parents but with nothing but love to help them on. The side that cries, but quickly gets out of the cycle of self pity, getting back to it, simply because they know that where there is life, there is hope - the folks that define the humanity of the African people. These are the stories that we want to explore."