The acacia tree meme and “African literature”

The website Africa Is a Country took a look at books about Africa published in the West and found a disturbing pattern in the book covers: They all look the same.

… Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever kind of writing you do, if you write a novel “about Africa,” chances are you’re going to get the acacia tree treatment. And the orange sky.

(via Africa Is a Country)