Chinua Achebe

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Top 10 books about Nigeria | Chigozie Obioma
Fiction, poetry and history from an extraordinary country of great wealth and deep poverty, of huge promise and extremes of despair

Chigozie Obioma

05, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Imaginary regions: travel book ‘journeys’ to fictional literary locations
Spanish anthology explores places created by authors such as Gabriel García Márquez and Chinua Achebe

Sam Jones

09, May, 2022 @11:15 AM

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Madeline Miller: ‘Reading Ayn Rand was like being dipped in slime’
The author of The Song of Achilles on discovering TS Eliot, her childhood love of James Herriot and the subversive genius of Chinua Achebe

Madeline Miller

11, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From Aristotle to Angela Davis: the best books about debate
Whether it is a dispute between Agamemnon and Achilles or the colonisers and the colonised in Things Fall Apart, we can all learn techniques of persuasion from literature

Edith Hall

16, Sep, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Chigozie Obioma: ‘I would rush to the library in my lunch break to read the Odyssey’
The Booker prize nominated novelist on the King James Bible and finding comfort in books about birds

Chigozie Obioma

30, Aug, 2019 @8:58 AM

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Of course we have bookshops in Nigeria. But they’re for the lucky few |Sede Alonge
A silly question put to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie caused outrage. A silly question put to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie caused outrage. A little honest reflection on national priorities might also be in order, writes the Lagos-based lawyer Sede Alonge

Sede Alonge

31, Jan, 2018 @2:07 PM

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Perspectives on decolonising and diversifying English teaching | Letters
Letters: Guardian readers, teachers and academics respond to the controversy around the Cambridge university English syllabus


30, Oct, 2017 @7:05 PM

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Nigeria army denies killing 150 at Biafra demonstrations
Authorities dismiss Amnesty International claim of excessive police force and troops killing secessionist backers at rallies

Jason Burke and agencies

24, Nov, 2016 @5:06 PM

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe - review
rishabh_space: ‘Achebe puts colonialism on trial in the name of Africa’


10, Apr, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Chibundu Onuzo: what I read growing up in Lagos
The author of The Spider King’s Daughter tells us how she grew up reading European classics in Nigeria, consuming her African literature orally until discovering Chinua Achebe when she was 14 years old

Chibundu Onuzo

03, Nov, 2015 @8:30 AM

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The best novels in English: readers' alternative list
After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list

Marta Bausells

03, Sep, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Sci-fi, creative writing and wizards – Africa's best authors discuss modern literature
What is ‘African literature’? How easy is it to become an author on the continent? What we learned from this year’s Caine prize shortlist

Basia Cummings

03, Jul, 2015 @12:43 PM

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