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Why is the African Writer ‘Arrogant’?
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Politics and Society Why is the African Writer ‘Arrogant’?

In 1958, the African writer had to be coaxed into publication. They were so self-effacing they would rarely recommend their own stories for inclusion in anthologies, claiming “There are others who write better”. But, as Oris Aigbokhaevbolo writes, the African writer today seeks respect and the reputation conferred by publishing.