"The Funeral Did Not End" by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

From Emergent Africa Wed Jan 30 2013, 11:00:00

In Fairy God SisterSylva Nze Ifedigbo discusses his book The Funeral Did Not End:

D Fairy GodSister: When I see, 'the funeral did not end' I think of Nigeria and the absolute tragedy she's becoming by the day'. Was that your inspiration?

NZE SYLVA: In many ways, the title of the book is a metaphor for the general state of the country. We seem to exist in a funeral happening in present continuous tense. In truth, The Funeral Did Not End is the title of one of the stories in the collection which dwelt on real life funeral, our excessive celebration of it which in most cases leaves the living perpetually in mourning. Juxtapose that with the situation of Nigeria and you can draw a clear relationship.

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