Chinua Achebe

 
Things Fall Apart turns 60
Things Fall Apart turns 60
Sixty years ago, 27-year-old Chinua Achebe initiated a publishing sensation when London-based William Heinemann printed 2000 hardback copies of his...
Educate for democracy in Africa
Educate for democracy in Africa
Throughout history, humans told stories to make sense of and give meaning to who they are and what they might become. Africa has always been a...
It’s the right time to interrogate SA’s ethics
It’s the right time to interrogate SA’s ethics
The idea of an ethical society has exercised the most brilliant of minds for as long as historical memory can extend. As an ideal, ethics provide...
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
When the preternaturally gifted Nigerian symbolist poet Harry Garuba burst on to the literary scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, few would have...
Slice Of Life: No longer at ease
Slice Of Life: No longer at ease
I used to sell books part-time. Because of my love of reading, I decided to focus on my bookshop full-time.
Achebe's legacy, our lodestone
Achebe's legacy, our lodestone
The vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, Adam Habib, opened the fourth M&G Literary Festival this past weekend with a warning...
M&G LitFest: Nadine Gordimer remembers Chinua Achebe
M&G LitFest: Nadine Gordimer remembers Chinua Achebe
Gordimer described Achebe, well-known for his novel Things Fall Apart, as a fearless writer; the eponymous "man of the...
M&G LitFest: Adam Habib on SA's 'moment of reckoning'
M&G LitFest: Adam Habib on SA's 'moment of reckoning'
Upon arrival at the Market Theatre on Friday, one is greeted by two signs: "Keep calm and don't suspend the revolution" and...
[Podcast]Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge
[Podcast]Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge
Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has celebrated the legacy of the late writer Chinua Achebe at the M&G Literary festival.
Festival to focus on ‘Achebe’s children’
Festival to focus on ‘Achebe’s children’
Nadine Gordimer, Adam Habib, NoViolet Bulawayo (on the long list for the Booker Prize), Ronnie Kasrils, Isabel Hofmeyr, Shaun de Waal, Craig...
Thousands to pay tribute to Chinua Achebe at memorial
Thousands to pay tribute to Chinua Achebe at memorial
Revered Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of the widely praised novel Things Fall Apart, will be
Chinua Achebe: Without the story we are blind
Chinua Achebe: Without the story we are blind
Anthills of the Savannah (1987), the last novel the late Chinua Achebe wrote, has a chapter with the title Impetuous Son. The impetuous...

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