THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Girls at War" is ironic, witty and complex in its consideration of various ways in which the old Africa interacts with the new.
In "Dead Man's Path," one of the best and most representative of the stories, an ambitious and "modern" young teacher is assigned to take over the school in a provincial village. A path runs through the school grounds, connecting the village with the ancestral graveyard; the teacher considers it an eyesore, and closes it off. "Look here, my son," he is told by the village priest, "this path was here...
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