'Father of African Literature' Tells of His Defining Experience
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More than 50 years after he first made his mark with the 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's There Was a Country was published last week by Allen Lane (20). This long-awaited memoir of his experiences of the 1967-1970 Biafran war is his account of coming of age during one of the 20th century's greatest humanitarian disasters. Though Achebe is known as the "father of modern African literature", and made his name writing about the history of Nigeria, this is the first time that he has directly addressed in his writing the civil war which was the defining …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Father of African Literature' Tells of His Defining Experience. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: October 7, 2012. Page number: 68. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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