Education of a british-protected child chinua achebe
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. From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more…
Abstract: Offers reflections on personal and collective identity, on home and family, on literature, language and politics, and on the author’s lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of ‘Africa’ for its own authorship.