African literary critics have been involved in a spirited debate in the past decade or so on how soon the African novel that interrogates the salient features of contemporary African sociopolitics would emerge. This is the sociopolitics of the “Age of Pestilence”, as a distinguished African scholar has aptly categorised it – the epoch, following the restoration of independence in the 1960s after centuries of European conquest and occupation of the continent when ruthless African regimes organised or supervised the murder of 15 million people in a number of genocidal wars and other conflicts across Africa. This is also the era of the one-party rule or military dictatorship of state-institutionalised arbitrariness and rampant …
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