LitBirthdays November 5, 2010

Welcome to November —

Jewish Book Month
and

National Novel Writing Month
and
American Indian / Native American Heritage Month


Tweet us today with author birthdays!


November 5

Uzodinma Iweala – U.S. (Nigerian) novelist, essayist, medical student – Beasts of No Nation  (2005)

Read the Wikipedia article about Uzodinma Iweala here

Read Uzodinma Iweala’s 2007 OpEd
article “Stop Trying to Save Africa”

It seems that these days, wracked by guilt at the humanitarian crisis it has created in the Middle East, the West has turned to Africa for redemption. Idealistic college students, celebrities such as Bob Geldof and politicians such as Tony Blair have all made bringing light to the dark continent their mission. They fly in for internships and fact-finding missions or to pick out children to adopt in much the same way my friends and I in New York take the subway to the pound to adopt stray dogs.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/13/AR2007071301714.html

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