Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta, is a friend of Farafina (really, we have many friends!) She was in Lagos a few months ago to facilitate a Workshop for Farafina Trust, our sister organization. One of the many perks of being part of Farafina Books is the opportunity to attend such workshops. Ms. Allfrey was very warm, informative, and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of publishing.
Now, the esteemed Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is also a Farafina author, with his book “Wizard of the Crow.” This interview is to publicize the latest entry in Ngugi’s memoirs “Dreams in a Time of War,” in which the prolific author not only touches on shades from his childhood: colonialism, polygamy, etc.; but also talks about the new generation of young African writers and his thoughts about their work. “Dreams in a Time of War,’ was published in spring 2010 and two more volumes of Ngugi’s memoirs are forthcoming.