Stewart's Quotable Africa
The African continent is home to spectacularly expressive human beings: rebellious anti-colonial and opposition leaders, eloquent novelists, political and social activists, comical geniuses, pensive and philosophical poets and intellectuals, as well as a few raving dictators. And the body of proverbial wisdom from Africa alone could fill many volumes. Despite being eminently quotable, Africa is not so readily quoted. Stewart's Quotable Africa covers the whole of Africa - north to south and east to west - and includes memorable statements from hundreds of speakers including Nelson Mandela, Doris Lessing, Chinua Achebe, Julius Nyerere, Kofi Annan among others, as well as biblical passages and proverbs. Julia Stewart has spent over a decade collecting the 5000 plus quotes found in this book, all of them either by Africans or about African subjects.
- Electronic book text | 598 pages
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart has lived in Africa for many years, in Kenya, Eritrea, Rwanda, and Angola. She currently resides in Hanover, South Africa where she is restoring the home of Victorian-era novelist and feminist Olive Schreiner. Stewart holds a master's degree in African Studies from Ohio University. This is her eighth book published on African matters.