Just a few days ago the famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe passed away. He was one of the giants of African literature, due to his own writings and due to the opportunity he gave to other writings as an editor with the African Writers Series. But Achebe is not the only one. Others are around. … Continue reading beyond chinua achebe
Lieve Joris has put on her travelling shoes. Well, it happened a few years. In June 1993 she travelled to Senegal and about a month later she returned from Senegal. She had been before in the country in West Africa, that happened six years earlier. She meets old friends and she makes new friends. Lieve … Continue reading review AMADOU AFRIKAANSE NOTITIES
Another tribute to the fallen writer, who contributed so much to Nigerian life. His characters have earned a place in conversation. He plodded on with his words for a better world.
One giant meets another giant. The Nigerian author Chinua Achebe passed away. He was a giant in his writings and in his actions. The South African writer and Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer writes about the man from Nigeria. She is of the opinion that the debut of Achebe, “Things fall apart”, is ‘the founding … Continue reading the true measure of a man and mind
The master is silent. His words can still be read, but his voice has halted forever. His name was made famous with the book “Things fall apart”, a book that sold more than 10 million copies. Read. His . Books.
The giant of African literature has fallen. He passed away in the United States of America, but he was firmly rooted in Nigeria, or should I say: Igbo-land? The English newspaper The Guardian pays tribute to this writer and activist.