How Achebe’s four books have traced Africa’s transition


A few more days to go to remember the death of Chinua Achebe four years ago. Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian writer, who spent many years in the United States of America, was an important writer. Already before the demise of the colonial days in Nigeria he published his first book and many more followed. Many … Continue reading How Achebe’s four books have traced Africa’s transition

Everyone says Achebe is father of African literature, except Soyinka


Many would agree with the statement that Chinua Achebe is the father of African literature. We could refer to his many important books. We could refer to his role in the African Writers Series. But his fellow Nigerian Wole Soyinka begs to disagree with that elevated position of Chinua Achebe. It is not his intention … Continue reading Everyone says Achebe is father of African literature, except Soyinka