n English in Africa - Afterword to The Sea My Winding Sheet
|Article Title||Afterword to The Sea My Winding Sheet|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2013|
|Pages||47 - 48|
Just over a dozen years ago, when the first sputnik had been launched, I embarked on an epic poem. The slightly bizarre idea (I had the courage of the young) was to set Africa in that other-world of Greek mythology. I combed Larousse, Smith and Bulfinch among other sources, and later, Graves; but nowhere did the Greeks have a myth for this continent that I could discover.
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