Tag: achebe

Bernard DayoMay 11, 2021

These books by Chinua Achebe are being adapted for television

Last year saw Netflix inking a deal with Mo Abudu to adapt the literary works of Lola Shonenyin’s The Secret ...

Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 16, 2015

Life, integrity and culture: 10 Chinua Achebe quotes to remember

Chinua Achebe would have turned 85 years old today, November 16. Chinua Achebe, who died in 2013, wrote classic books like ...

May 29, 2013

Opinion: Achebe was a seer, even if they sneered at him

by Ayokunle Odekunle Through the source and course of history, we have been regaled with the tales and legends of ...

May 18, 2013

INTERVIEW: Achebe was no father of African literature – Wole Soyinka has all guns blazing (and we mean, blazing!)

by Hauwa Gambo SaharaReporters sat Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka down for an interview – and results is, like some will ...

March 28, 2013

The un-tribute: Achebe was an Igbophile, not the father of African literature

by Ibrahim Bello-Kano   Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only ...

March 22, 2013

Thisday Report: Gov Peter Obi confirms Achebe’s death

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has confirmed the passing away of one of the nation’s foremost literary icons, Professor ...

December 16, 2012

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for ...

December 10, 2012

My generation has moved beyond civil war – Fashola

resolved to ensure that the union of various ethnic groups in the country live in harmony.   The governor said ...

October 21, 2012

Tunde Fagbenle: Achebe may be correct, but he defied logic

by Tunde Fagbenle It is doubtful if the great novelist of our time, Prof. Chinua Achebe, expected his latest book, ...

October 11, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: This might never be a country (YNaija Frontpage)

This is the power of folklore, especially on young and developing minds; and the difference between the truth and a ...

October 10, 2012

TICKER: Achebe hates Awo … and the Yoruba race – Adebanjo

A leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has faulted extracts from Prof. Chinua Achebe’s latest memoirs ...

October 8, 2012

TICKER: Achebe is angry because a Yoruba man won the Nobel – Ekiti commissioner

Poet, literary and social critic Mr Odia Ofeimun has said Biafran war leaders should be sent to the Nuremberg Trial ...

October 8, 2012

“The war is still very personal”: Uzodinma Iweala (also) reviews Achebe’s book

by Uzodinma Iweala I met Chinua Achebe for the first time when I was in high school, but I knew ...

October 4, 2012

Chimamanda reviews Achebe’s new book: “The reader is left with a nagging dissatisfaction”

  by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nigeria, at independence from British rule in 1960, was called the Giant of Africa. With ...

October 3, 2012

Achebe hits hard: “The genocidal Biafran war still haunts Nigeria”

by Chinua Achebe The persecution of the Igbos didn’t end with the Biafran conflict. Until the nation faces up to ...

July 2, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: “Simply and squarely a failure of …” (YNaija FrontPage)

It has been three decades since that Chinua Achebe’s ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’ appeared. That is the book in which ...

OluwapelumiMay 18, 2012

Phil Smart: Your right to write (30 days, 30 voices)

While none can deny reading and its king place in learning, no reading is possible except from that which has ...

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