Chinua Achebe

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iol.co.za
Creatives must foster Africa's new narrativethan us; we can share in them, but we aren’t qualified to be the subjects. Whe
Creatives must foster Africa's new narrative
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
than us; we can share in them, but we aren’t qualified to be the subjects. When I was in school, I read the stories of Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa Thiong’o and was inspired. I was enthralled to participate in narratives that resonated with my... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ngugi's New Book Embolden Dictatorsthat votes thieves and fools to office or worships comical demagogues as nation
Ngugi's New Book Embolden Dictators
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
that votes thieves and fools to office or worships comical demagogues as national opposition leaders? In the 1980s, Chinua Achebe argued in The Trouble with Nigeria that our problems mainly stem from poor leadership. Old Albert Chinualumogu... Read more
7d
AllAfrica.com
Now That Government Is Brokemoney to settle their credit is itself broke. If traders won't sell on credit,
Now That Government Is Broke
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
money to settle their credit is itself broke. If traders won't sell on credit, then our markets would all grind to a halt. Chinua Achebe said proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten; credit is the tyre on which the rickshaw Nigerian... Read more
7d
AllAfrica.com
Ngugi's New Book Will Only Embolden African Dictatorsthat votes thieves and fools to office or worships comical demagogues as nation
Ngugi's New Book Will Only Embolden African Dictators
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
that votes thieves and fools to office or worships comical demagogues as national opposition leaders? In the 1980s, Chinua Achebe argued in The Trouble with Nigeria that our problems mainly stem from poor leadership. Old Albert Chinualumogu... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
Nwankwo's Wrong Prescriptiona cure so nondescript that it's as good as useless. The solution to Nigeria's p
Nwankwo's Wrong Prescription
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
a cure so nondescript that it's as good as useless. The solution to Nigeria's problem he says, is not, as the late great Chinua Achebe once famously said, one of good leadership. "I am always amazed at arguments by even those one could describe... Read more
12d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Black to BasicsKuti) and filmmakers/photographers (Ousmane Sembene, Malick Sidibe, Zanele Muho
Black to Basics
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 12 days ago
Kuti) and filmmakers/photographers (Ousmane Sembene, Malick Sidibe, Zanele Muholi) to writers (Nat Nakasa, Bessie Head, Chinua Achebe) and even a fashion designer (Rich Mnisi). "There is a wealth of culture that I was taught to not care about,... Read more
13d
dna
Man Booker International Prize 2016: South Korean author Han Kang wins for 'The Vegetarian'originally in English or available in translation in the English language, the
Man Booker International Prize 2016: South Korean author Han Kang wins for 'The Vegetarian'
dna / Posted 13 days ago
originally in English or available in translation in the English language, the prize was awarded to Ismail Kadare in 2005, Chinua Achebe in 2007, Alice Munro in 2009, Philip Roth in 2011, Lydia Davis in 2013, and Laszlo Krasznahorkai in 2015. The... Read more
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13d
Evening Standard
Han Kang shares Man Booker International Prize with translatorand horror at every turn." The Man Booker International Prize was first awarde
Han Kang shares Man Booker International Prize with translator
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
and horror at every turn." The Man Booker International Prize was first awarded in 2005, with previous winners including Chinua Achebe, Alice Munro and Philip Roth. It was initially awarded to an international author for their entire body of... Read more
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13d
heraldscotland
Briton wins Man Booker International Prize for Korean translationand horror at every turn." The Man Booker International Prize was first awarde
Briton wins Man Booker International Prize for Korean translation
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
and horror at every turn." The Man Booker International Prize was first awarded in 2005, with previous winners including Chinua Achebe, Alice Munro and Philip Roth. It was initially awarded to an international author for their entire body of... Read more
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13d
Daily Telegraph
Briton wins Man Booker International Prize for Korean translationawarded to a single book, with previous awards honouring and author's body of w
Briton wins Man Booker International Prize for Korean translation
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
awarded to a single book, with previous awards honouring and author's body of work. Former winners include Ismail Kadaré in 2005, Chinua Achebe in 2007, Alice Munro in 2009, Philip Roth in 2011, Lydia Davis in 2013, and László Krasznahorkai in... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Man Booker International Prize to be awardedin non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English.
Man Booker International Prize to be awarded
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 14 days ago
in non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English. Authors as notable as Philip Roth and Chinua Achebe have previously won the award, and last year's Man Booker International Prize was won by Hungarian author... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Man Booker International Prize to be awardedin non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English.
Man Booker International Prize to be awarded
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 14 days ago
in non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English. Authors as notable as Philip Roth and Chinua Achebe have previously won the award, and last year's Man Booker International Prize was won by Hungarian author... Read more
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14d
Local 10 Miami
Man Booker International Prize to be awardedin non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English.
Man Booker International Prize to be awarded
Local 10 Miami / Posted 14 days ago
in non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English. Authors as notable as Philip Roth and Chinua Achebe have previously won the award, and last year's Man Booker International Prize was won by Hungarian author... Read more
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My EastText
Man Booker International Prize to be awardedin non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English.
Man Booker International Prize to be awarded
My EastText / Posted 14 days ago
in non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English. Authors as notable as Philip Roth and Chinua Achebe have previously won the award, and last year's Man Booker International Prize was won by Hungarian author... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Diverse shortlist vies for Man Booker International winin non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English.
Diverse shortlist vies for Man Booker International win
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 14 days ago
in non-English languages but also published in the UK and available in English. Authors as notable as Philip Roth and Chinua Achebe have previously won the award, and last year's Man Booker International Prize was won by Hungarian author... Read more
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15d
The Hindu
Devanuru Mahadeva on his writing and the creative processwas untouchability in its first phase, or shall we say that untouchability is t
Devanuru Mahadeva on his writing and the creative process
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
was untouchability in its first phase, or shall we say that untouchability is the great-grandfather of apartheid?” What Chinua Achebe told me after a visit to a village near Mysuru left me shaken. He said, “I saw untouchability in your villages... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
When State Institutions Fail to Functionthe danger signals. For me, the seed for confusion during the polls is being so
When State Institutions Fail to Function
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
the danger signals. For me, the seed for confusion during the polls is being sown. We are slowly acquiring the habit of the Chinua Achebe proverbial man "sitting by his doorsteps with the house ablaze behind, and obstinately arguing against the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Have We Become a Nation of Jokers?story, her typical limited worldview is glaringly exposed during one of her int
Have We Become a Nation of Jokers?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
story, her typical limited worldview is glaringly exposed during one of her interviews when she failed to even realise that Chinua Achebe was never a recipient of the Nobel Prize of literature when she confesses that all she wrote in her book was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Tour Through the Golden Era of Nigerian MoviesUI, as the acronym for Nigeria's oldest university would later become, was ener
A Tour Through the Golden Era of Nigerian Movies
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
UI, as the acronym for Nigeria's oldest university would later become, was energetic and diverse. In those days the writers Chinua Achebe, Flora Nwapa, Ken Saro-Wiwa and Wole Soyinka, as well as the architect Demas Nwoko, the dramatist Duro Ladipo,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Fighting Corruption Vs Fighting Corrupt Peoplecorruption is as old as the country itself. As a corollary, ten years after Rod
Fighting Corruption Vs Fighting Corrupt People
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
corruption is as old as the country itself. As a corollary, ten years after Rodney's scholarly book, Professor Chinua Achebe in 1983, wrote his own classic entitled, The Trouble with Nigeria. On page 37 of the 68-page book is chapter 8... Read more
23d
Aljazeera
A tour through the golden era of Nigerian moviesUI, as the acronym for Nigeria's oldest university would later become, was ener
A tour through the golden era of Nigerian movies
Aljazeera / Posted 23 days ago
UI, as the acronym for Nigeria's oldest university would later become, was energetic and diverse. In those days the writers Chinua Achebe, Flora Nwapa, Ken Saro-Wiwa and Wole Soyinka, as well as the architect Demas Nwoko, the dramatist Duro Ladipo,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
' Media Under Economic and Political Siege'entrenched we will end up like some West African states where this criminal evi
' Media Under Economic and Political Siege'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
entrenched we will end up like some West African states where this criminal evil is now part and parcel of life. "As Chinua Achebe would say, my frank and honest opinion is that anybody who says that corruption in Zimbabwe, including within... Read more

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