“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.”
Jorge Luis Borges,
The Aleph and Other Stories
“When that slow-motion, silent explosion of love takes place in me, unfolding its melting fringes and overwhelming me with the sense of something much vaster, much more enduring and powerful than the accumulation of matter or energy in any imaginable cosmos, then my mind cannot but pinch itself to see if it is really awake. I have to make a rapid inventory of the universe, just as a man in a dream tries to condone the absurdity of his position by making sure he is dreaming. I have to have all space and all time participate in my emotion, in my mortal love, so that the edge of its mortality is taken off, thus helping me to fight the utter degradation, ridicule, and horror of having developed an infinity of sensation and thought within a finite existence.”
Great African Reads
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Current banner photo: Sunrise on Dune 45, Namib Desert by Dietmar Temps This is a place for people who love Africa and a way, therefore, of sharing grCurrent banner photo: Sunrise on Dune 45, Namib Desert by Dietmar Temps
This is a place for people who love Africa and a way, therefore, of sharing great African reads...
To do this, we operate the Tour d'Afrique, which takes us across Africa in alphabetical order. We visit each country for a two months stopover where we discuss a book written by an author from that country or about the country (depending on what we can find). Feel free to join in or if you want to find out more on how the tour operates, check out this thread!
In addition to the Tour, we now feature a piece of contemporary literature each month. If you are interested in new writing coming out of Africa or the Diaspora, please join us in any of the discussions in the contemporary literature folder....more
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Littératures écrites et orales des pays d'Afrique du Nord (ou maghrébins). Algérie, Maroc, Tunisie, Sahara Occidental, Mauritanie et libye.
The Truth about Comix
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turn me on to some sweet comix, bro