A quick plug, if you’re in the bay area: Rohit Chopra, Gautam Premnath, and I will be at Bird and Beckett Books this Sunday at 2:00, discussing “Recent Writing from the Postcolonial World.” Mention that you heard about it on the blog and you can get in for half price. Everyone else gets in free. I’m going to talk about “Africa literature” as a term that signifies, and doesn’t, and about some of the most interesting new writers that fall under that category, or don’t (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, and Binyavanga Wainaina). Rohit is going to have some words about Mohsin Hamid and Gyan Prakash, and Gautam is going to drop knowledge about Marlon James and Altaf Tyrewala. It should be fun!