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Who knows the Nigerian author called Chinua Achebe?

Post by Ykeys » 22 Mar 2018, 17:40

Chinua Achebe is a great writer? Have you read his works?

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Post by ryney » 25 Mar 2018, 09:19

I do,, I've read most of her works

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Post by mamalui » 25 Mar 2018, 15:48

I have read a couple of his books in school.
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Post by Jeyasivananth » 25 Mar 2018, 16:19

Yes I do ...I have read most of his books. My favorite is Things Fall Apart and Anthills of Savannah.

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Post by Libs_Books » 29 Mar 2018, 15:56

I haven't read any of his novels, but I very much admire the poem 'Vultures'

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Post by sbcollins » 06 Apr 2018, 07:40

I had to read Things Fall Apart at three very different times in my life: high school, a non western lit class in college, and one of my capstone seminars in college. My appreciation for the book increased each time.
I've also read his criticism of Heart of Darkness a few times, and it's very good.

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Post by 4cynthia72 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:38

I have read his book Anthills Of Savannah. Its a very good book portraying neocolonialism in Africa which is something annoying since it's something truly happening. When reading it I was like this book should be read in high school so that people should vote wisely since some people may not have a chance to go to higher level of education so as to read it since many people don't have the interest of reading novels and this is the knowledge that they need.

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Post by Cate Mbevi » 02 May 2018, 07:26

I have read several of his books. My first was "The Concubine". He is a contemporary of the famous Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

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Post by Joe Hadithi » 19 Jul 2018, 08:00

He remains one of Africa's greatest sons. His style of writing will blow your mind, his poetry too. Most of his works is on the effect the white colonialists had on black Africa, and all are incredibly well written.

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Post by Nerea » 25 Jul 2018, 04:17

Cate Mbevi wrote:
02 May 2018, 07:26
I have read several of his books. My first was "The Concubine". He is a contemporary of the famous Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
The two are legends in writing. Not forgetting John Kiriamiti and his book My life as a criminal

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Post by Moreen Morgan » 26 Jul 2018, 06:23

I have read several of his novels, "The concubine", "Things fall apart" and "No longer at ease"

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Post by kamanden » 04 Aug 2018, 13:37

I have definitely heard of Chinua Achebe. She must be a great writer although I have not read any of her books yet.

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Post by Vscholz » 06 Aug 2018, 14:25

I know of Chinua Achebe because I majored in literature, but my knowledge is extremely limited. The intentional parallels between Things Fall Apart and Conrad's Heart of Darkness are so interesting.

I also know that the title "Things Fall Apart" comes from the poem "The Second Coming" by W. B. Yeats. It is such a powerful line that I got a tattoo of it ("Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold").

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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 08 Aug 2018, 11:00

He's amazing, I've read most of his books. When you talk African literature he's the father. Everyone should read Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God

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Post by ea_anthony » 10 Aug 2018, 03:08

Vscholz wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 14:25
I know of Chinua Achebe because I majored in literature, but my knowledge is extremely limited. The intentional parallels between Things Fall Apart and Conrad's Heart of Darkness are so interesting.

I also know that the title "Things Fall Apart" comes from the poem "The Second Coming" by W. B. Yeats. It is such a powerful line that I got a tattoo of it ("Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold").
Wow, you must be the real deal. I am Nigerian (Chinua Achebe's home country), he was a favorite son in his lifetime and even after. He had issues with our Governments mainly on their lack of responsibility. Unfortunately for us he had an auto accident in the early nineties and spent the rest of his life from thereon till his death in the US. He is one of Nigeria's most celebrated icon.
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