he said,'Africans live at peace with nature. Europeans want to conquer or dominate nature.'
That was familiar to me. I had heard similar words from young Muslim fundamentalists in Malaysia: ecological, Western romance bouncing back like a corroborating radio signal from remote, inactive worlds.
-V.S. Naipaul recollects something an Ivory Coast poet named Ebony said to him
from Finding the Centre, Two narratives