From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart comes a new collection of autobiographical essays—his first new book in more than twenty years.
Chinua Achebe’s characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on the African-American Diaspora, from a glimpse into his extraordinary family life and his thoughts on the potent symbolism of President Obama’s elections—this charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise collection is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.
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In "Politics and Politicians of Language in African Literature", Achebe calls out his erstwhile sparring partner, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, for playing politics with Africa's history by over-simplifying the language question: "The difference between Ngugi and myself on the issue of indigenous or Europea...Feb 12 2010 | Read Full Review of education of a british-protec...