Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Basket of Leaves" Gets Nice Review from the LRB

Geoff's new book, A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books that Capture the Spirit of Africa, got a really nice short review from the London Review Bookshop, the online bookstore for the London Review of Books and has been placed under their "New and Recommended" section.

This is what they said:

Geoff Wisner, who spent many years working for an anti-apartheid organisation, presents a unique literary tour of Africa. Every country is represented by at least one book, and Nigeria, with nine selections, has the most. Not all of the books are by Africans, although the majority are; Wisner’s selection criteria stipulate only that each book should have something revealing to say about each country, and that they should each have literary merit in themselves. Every book gets a lucid prĂ©cis, followed by a short extract. A Basket of Leaves is an invaluable resource for anyone thinking of visiting Africa, as well as a practical demonstration of the continent’s astonishing diversity.


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