Things Fall Apart@60: Why we’re celebrating in 11 African countries


It must have been one the first books that I have read coming from the continent. The now classic ‘Things fall apart’ but the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. He wrote about a society falling apart due to outside influences. Now the novel is celebrating its 60th birthday. A landmark in Nigerian and African literature. Read … Continue reading Things Fall Apart@60: Why we’re celebrating in 11 African countries

The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories – Part 2


Here is the second part of the article on the character of the short stories written by the late Chinua Achebe, re famous Nigerian author. He never got the Nobel Prize for Literature but his writing and his stimulating activities for other writers have helped open a floodgate for other writers, not just from Nigeria, … Continue reading The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories – Part 2

The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories – Part 1


There is no end on discovering and researching the literary legacy of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. He is one of the most outstanding voices in the African choir of literary giants. Even after his death his writings get new followers and students. Here you will find an article on the short stories written by … Continue reading The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories – Part 1

Ogude’s book new light on Achebe legend


The debate still rages on. The debate about the position of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. Is he the greatest African writer? Is he the father of African literature? Many do not see him as the greatest? Other African writers were awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but Achebe never did receive this Prize. Achebe … Continue reading Ogude’s book new light on Achebe legend

Don’t vilify Conrad


The book is controversial or it has been made controversial by readers and critics.  The Heart of Darkness, is it about the African darkness. The darkness of the immense forests of the former Belgian colony Congo? Or is it the darkness of the Congolese soul, to which Joseph Conrad travelled?  Or is it the darkness … Continue reading Don’t vilify Conrad