Friday, April 07, 2006

Mankell and Africa - from the Independent

A fine piece on Henning Mankell and his African side in the Independent today .... I'll leave this link up while it stays free.

I've tried the Mankell criime novels - got rather bogged down, not happy to stay so long at a crime scene, wanting more narrative drive, but this new book seems strong. I'm impressed too how old streetkids can seem, how they inhabit their bodies in different ways - Mankell is finding a religious aspect to that, and also the bitterness and loss involved. I like his tale of how the new story was gifted to him as revelation too.


Blogger Lee said...

Thanks for this mention. Mankell is always worth reading.

9:05 AM  

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