I agree with you wholeheartedly. I read Mankell for his story telling NOT his personal politics. Whether I agree with his politics or not is immaterial, but that being said it will shadow my future reading of his works. I will probably find myself thinking back to his very public political stand and be wondering if that is why he wrote whatever passage I am reading (or say: so that's what he means by that ... or, that's why he is saying that.) Unfortunately, for me, some of the enjoyment of his work will probably be lost due to politics.
Posted: 6/8/2010 3:23:31 AM