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April 15, 2011

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To understand Ndibe, you need to understand the postcolony and the impossibility of telling the story in the more familiar realist modes or tropes. Ndibe is suggesting the use of memory (from multiple positions and platforms) to tell the postcolonial nation's story rather than rely on the linearity of history. Reading Ndibe next to Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah will shed a lot more light on Ndibe's style.

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