Richard Crepeau

Critic

USA

Richard Crepeau has written numerous fiction reviews for the Orlando Sentinel. He is also Professor Emeritus at University of Central Florida where he taught sports history and is author of NFL Football: A History of America's New National Pastime.

Lagos Noir

Date: 05 Jun 2018 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
With the publication of Chinua Achebe’s remarkable novel, Things Fall Apart, in 1958, the English speaking world was introduced to Nigerian literature. By the middle of the sixties, Achebe had published two more volumes, completing a trilogy exposing non-Africans to the world as seen by the colonized rather than the colonizer. Several other Nigerian novelists, short story writers, and poets added to what became an extremely rich genre of Africa ...

Dance of the Jakaranda

Date: 07 Feb 2017 Category: Books
10.0 Rating
Colonialism and Imperialism remain two of the major disasters of the last 150 years. It is also the gift that keeps on giving, and not in a good way. The British Empire left a legacy of death and destruction across the globe and created national and ethnic legacies of tragic proportions. This is just the kind of rotting compost from which good literature blossoms. One of the places of legacy is found in East Africa where the British establishe ...