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Readers break kola as Arrow of God marks jubilee

By John Kibet More by Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God has struck its 50th Press Day this year— triggering a series of commemorative activities across the world. The novel was published in 1964, just three years after Nigeria's independence and ... Daily Nation, 1 week ago

Kenya: Villagers give new world marathon champion Dennis Kimetto hero's welcome

"Looking at a king's mouth, one would think he never sucked his mother's breasts," is an analogy from Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart that aptly captures newly-crowned world marathon record holder
 East African Standard2 weeks ago

Slamming publishers not the solution to our creative woes

By John Mwazemba More by In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart , the main character Okonkwo laments about his son's lack of tact and willpower. He says, I am worried about Nwoye. A bowl of pounded yams can throw him in a wrestling match. Of ...
 Daily Nation4 weeks ago
African Business

Chinua Achebe: An icon of African literature: A man of the people

reviews Chinua Achebe: Tributes and Reflections , a book of eulogy in honour of the departed master storyteller. One of the 49 contributors to this collection of essays that examine the life and legacy of Chinua Achebe is Ernest N Emenyonu, a ...
 African Business1 month ago Remembering master storyteller Achebe  Zimbabwe Herald1 month ago

Zimbabwe: Succession dogfight spins out of control (opinion)

In the famous novel Things Fall Apart, renowned Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe uses William Butler Yeats' poem as an epigraph, describing the chaos that arises when a system collapses. "Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot ...
 Norwegian Council for Africa1 month ago MPs devise means of dodging meetings  Uganda Daily Monitor1 month ago Succession fight spins out of control  New Zimbabwe.com1 month ago Mugabe Succession Fight Spins Out of Control  Architect Africa Online1 month ago

Q&A: The Bravery of Those Who Toiled to Expose Injustice

Renowned Nigerian author and critic Chinua Achebe once said that foreign correspondents are often the only means of drawing attention to disasters "in the making or being covered up." The making or covering up can happen anywhere in the world.
 Huffington Post2 months ago QA The Bravery of Those Who Toiled to Expose Injustice  Big News Network1 month ago
This Day Online

Values-based Leadership in Nation Building

Anthony Ubani Chinua Achebe, notwithstanding that he never won the Nobel Prize for literature, remains, for me, the most significant African writer of the 20th century. The power of his pen sprang not so much from his mastery of traditional ...
 This Day Online1 month ago

Identity Narratives: Inspiring Students to Take Control of Their Own Stories

"It is the story that owns and directs us." - Chinua Achebe In order to promote engagement and engender achievement in the classroom, we as teachers must appreciate how "identity narratives" impact perceptions of societal roles. Rewriting the ...
 Edutopia2 weeks ago

West Indies ease to Test win against Bangladesh

Africa: Book Review - No Longer At Ease By Chinua Achebe AllAfrica News: Entertainment| All Africa (Yesterday) - [New Times]No Longer at Ease is another interesting novel by Chinua Achebe. It is set in the 1960's at the time of African ...
 African Entertainer1 month ago Africa: Book Review - No Longer At Ease By Chinua Achebe  AllAfrica.com1 month ago

Ribadu's defection, corruption and the unending disappearance of productive, modernising political elites in our country (2)

The thing that is coming is so strange that it has a head and also wears a hat. Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God The year was 1971. With my friend Professor Femi Osofisan, I was a graduate student resident of the Tafawa Balewa Postgraduate Hall at ...
 The Nation Nigeria1 month ago
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