Book Reviews, Reviewing

Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction edited by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

This week in the Tablet, a review of an excellent non-fiction anthology edited by  Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction.


“Too often, writing about Africa has been at a distance, a view to a place far away,” says Ellah Wakatama Allfrey in her introduction to Safe House, Explorations in Creative Nonfiction. She edited this non-fiction anthology to offer an alternative to the texts, often by Western journalists sent to Africa for news reports, that give the reader the facts from the point of view of an outsider. The book is a mix of themes chosen by the writers themselves and of commissioned pieces about specific subjects, such as Ebola and the lives of gay Africans…”

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