Doreen Baingana on Expectations

Doreen Baingana, the author of the lovely collection Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe, writes in the Guardian about expectations made of African writers that they only about the tragic and the horrifying. But, she says,

Fiction writers have the language and leeway to play with received notions of truth; to form new stories out of raw material, like glass out of sand, creating something different and idiosyncratic.

Link swiped from Lit Saloon.