Monthly Archives: July 2008

Chinua Achebe

Nice article by Ruth Franklin in the May 26 the New Yorker called “After Empire: Chinua Achebe and the great African novel.” Franklin writes:

In contrast to European modernism, with its embrace of “art for art’s sake” (a concept that Achebe, with characteristic bluntness, once called “just another piece of deodorized dog shit”), Achebe has always advocated a socially and politically motivated literature. Since literature was complicit in colonialism, he says, let it also work to exorcise the ghosts of colonialism. “Literature is not a luxury for us. It is a life and death affair because we are fashioning a new man,” he declared in a 1980 interview.

New Web site

OK, so the new Web site for our new group TRACK looks like poo, but I’ll keep working on it! Still lots of information to add. Please keep watching:

Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea

And while you’re at it, please check out this blog post by Kimette. Some people have got to be held accountable, to understate it….