Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Chinua Achebe


Chinua Achebe (16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian author, poet and professor. His novel Things Fall Apart (published in 1958) was internationally acclaimed and is today the most widely read book in African literature.


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  1. de Wets Wild says:

    “Things fall apart” was one of our prescribed works when I was in High School. Okonkwo made for some point-heavy essays…

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    1. I have to admit I’ve never actually read “Things Fall Apart,” but I’ve been familiar with the book for many years. Here in the U.S. we don’t read it in school, but I intend to read it now. I ordered a copy that arrived today.

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      1. de Wets Wild says:

        It’s a fascinating insight into the clash of cultures, Deb.

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