I can no longer judge my own writing in terms of its ability to save Africa. Instead, I can invite readers into an exquisite, wild part of the world where exciting things happen. I can tell stories where despite the obstacles, people fight for each and for justice.
In the USA and Europe, people are having difficulty grasping Africa's new dynamism. It doesn't fit with standard images of a continent of war and misery. The intelligent procedure, of course, should be to rethink our mental map, not to turn away from the reality.