n English in Africa - Afterword to

Volume 40, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



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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