By Andrea Ayemoba It is easy, super easy to become a forgotten subject. Fear of becoming irrelevant in our industry of specialization drives us to do crazy things to stay at the top of our game, to stay recognized and talked about. For good reasons the entertainment industry thrives on gossip; bad publicity is better
Chinua Achebe will be really missed. Not because of Things Fall Apart, but despite. There were many words of wisdom he wrote during his illustrious career that should not be lost in grief. He was the one who opined “If you want to plunder your neighbour’s house, first hire a good storyteller”. He was right.
The Association of Nigeria Authors (ANA) says it will name the newly established Nigeria Writers’ Series (NWS) after the late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe. Mr. Denja Abdullahi, the ANA Vice President, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. It would be recalled that Gov.
After a long silence, (the late) literary icon Achebe returned to the scene with this long awaited memoir, released in October 2012 and published by Penguin Press HC. There Was a Country centers around the defining experience of Achebe’s life – the tragic Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970. The
In his book about the Biafran war, Achebe veers towards partisan politics rather than a personal memoir or balanced retelling of the history. In the opening pages of his new memoir, There Was A Country, Chinua Achebe lays claim to ‘story’, as an almost proper noun in the grandest, most comprehensive of definitions. This story