If you haven't heard of Binyavanga Wainaina, you should instantly go and read his essay, 'How to Write About Africa', published in Granta 92.
Via Mumpsimus I've discovered Wainaina's blog. The latest entry is a story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. There are interesting links on the sidebar as well.
I'm going to take off for a couple of days. Urgent deadlines, departures and arrivals, chaos. See you soon.