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“Don’t tell me that shit!”

DISCLAIMER: I’m about to cuss a lot. And my sentences might not be constructed properly.

Okay, so in the early hours of yesterday, someone was hungry, tired and bored, so she decided to make a thread on twitter about African literature that would change the way a lot of people viewed the genre.

No, not the good kind.

She decided to put down African literature in a way that i feel is insulting, degrading and very very presumptuous. Yeah yeah, it’s twitter and yeah there’s freedom of expression, but you can’t just say that shit and not expect to get backlash. But of course, many of us that were not in support, were so nice (except Tony of course) and so there was no real trailer jam.

I will tell you why her tweets bugged me.

At first, when someone brought my attention to the series of tweets, i was like, “she definitely hasn’t read a lot of books” but apparently, she’s widely read and even studied literature in college.

No shit.

Anyway, i had the whole day to think about it before i decided i was angry. I literally woke up in the middle of the night to write this.

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