CHINUA ACHEBE

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Aug 14th, 2014
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– By Elsie Eyakuze There is an argument out there that the category ‘African Writer’ should not exist because it creates a ghetto in which people get incarcerated by accident of birth or residence. I have heard this many times, in conversations that cover complex and controversial ‘identities’ (India...
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Jun 11th, 2014
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By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Let there be no doubt that the Nobel Prize is the prize much sought after in all fields that the prize is awarded. Let there be no doubt also that Mr. Achebe would have been glad to have received it. But it is also clear that he won a prize much […]...
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May 22nd, 2014
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by Don Ubani When, in the late fifties and early sixties, a globally- acknowledged and celebrated literary icon; Professor Chinua Achebe, lamented that “things had fallen apart and were no longer at ease” not a few failed to comprehend his lamentation from a futuristic devolution. Could readers of Ch...
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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by Eze Martins-hassan Esomchi The litanies of inept leaders Nigeria has produced will leave lee kaun Yew, the Singaporean magical leader in utter onderment. From the military to the civilian rulers the best Nigerian leaders could do was to oil the wheel of poverty and penury. Worst still, is the pain...
By IAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Chinua Achebe Lovemore Ranga Mataire I was one of those strange beings jumping up and down on the river bank, making horrid faces . . . That is when I realised that stories are not innocent.“THINGS Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is a classic novel by one of Africa’s foremost literary gurus, which chron...
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Feb 17th, 2014
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by Adewale Akande Good day and compliment of the season to you sons and daughters of Oyo State. Precisely on the 3rd of February, 1976, thirty-eight years ago, our state, Oyo State was created by the then military government led by Late General Murtala Mohammed, the then old western state was divided...
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Sep 1st, 2013
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By Olaitan Ladipo The striking resemblance between Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo and an erstwhile Minister of Aviation, and his late father is enough to convince anyone of his biological paternity. However, when the Yoruba hail a person as a ‘husband’s child’...
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May 28th, 2013
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By Chido Nwangwu, Since 1958 – with the novel Things Fall Apart, the great writer laid the foundation for what I call the power and permanence of Chinua Achebe. Between 1958 and 2013, amidst a body of first rate works, especially his 2012 blockbuster, personal history of Biafra: There Was a Cou...
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May 24th, 2013
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by Chido Onumah “Indiscipline pervades our life so completely that one may be justified in calling it the condition par excellence of contemporary Nigerian society”- Chinua Achebe, The Trouble with Nigeria. Prof. Chinua Achebe, literary giant, celebrated author, humanist and patriot par excellence, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 21st, 2013
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When I was coming of age in my part of the African continent, I was oriented to four major metaphors for what my environment considered most important in our social discuss. The first was Zik, which I later learnt was short for the name of Nigeria’s founding nationalist and Africa’s foremost Pan-Afri...