Tag: chinua achebe

November 24, 2012

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We remember differently – A tribute to Chinua Achebe at 82

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Achebe’s most recent book, his long-awaited memoir of the Nigerian-Biafra war, is both sad and angry, ...

November 23, 2012

“Highly irresponsible”: Gowon lets off on Obasanjo over the latter’s criticism of Jonathan

by Isi Esene Weeks after verbally slamming the renowned writer, Chinua Achebe, over his account of events during the Nigerian ...

November 17, 2012

Ken Wiwa reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Ken Wiwa “…I had to be careful about the way I handled someone else’s words or opinions… Even when ...

November 4, 2012

Simon Kolawole: Indeed, there was a starved country

Gowon and Awolowo could have done much more to help the dying and diseased civilians. And, clearly, Ojukwu fatally erred ...

November 3, 2012

Opinion: No escape from the sceptre looming over us

by Kenechi Uzochukwu This generation is largely confused. From the biased accounts, many of the generation believe the war was ...

October 31, 2012

Achebe’s book is propaganda, I did not starve Igbos to death – Gowon keeps talking

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s war-time military president, Yakubu Gowon, has been unequivocal in his reaction to the book titled, ‘There ...

October 28, 2012

Simon Kolawole: Achebe and the future of Nigeria

Actually, I used to expect so much from our leaders. But I have grown frustrated. After closely observing Presidents Olusegun ...

October 28, 2012

Gowon on Achebe, “He is talking from a position of ignorance”

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s Civil War president, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd.), has hit renowned writer, Chinua Achebe, very hard over ...

October 26, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi reviews ‘There Was A Country’: “Chinua Achebe makes peace with Nigeria”

Chinua Achebe’s latest book, There was a Country, has appeared fifty-four years after the author’s first novel, Things Fall Apart, ...

October 7, 2012

In his own words: How Awolowo defended himself from Achebe’s accusations when he was alive

by Reuben Daba Since Achebe released his book, ‘There was a country’, in the United Kingdom a week ago, lots ...

October 7, 2012

Saro-Wiwa reviews Achebe’s “There was a Country”

by Noo Saro-Wiwa But many Nigerians resented it, and Achebe admits that the Igbo could be cocky, brash and materialistic, ...

October 5, 2012

Firestorm: Yoruba leaders blast Achebe for “attacking” Awolowo

by Stanley Azuakola It was bound to happen. You don’t speak ill of one of the greatest Yorubas of all ...

September 27, 2012

There was a country: Chinua Achebe breaks long silence, publishes Biafran memoir

by Isi Esene Chinua Achebe, one of Africa’s most legendary writer, has published his long-awaited memoir about his experience during ...

September 17, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Haters gon’ hate – An open letter (YNaija FrontPage)

How can you have a National Honours ceremony in which there are no medals to be given out? And then to ...

August 13, 2012

PHOTOS: #WhenWeWereKings – (A bit of) Nigeria’s history in pictures

by Isi Esene Today’s photo story is a collectors’ item, it takes us back memory lane to an era in ...

July 30, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Is Nigeria great? (YNaija Frontpage)

The mistakes of yesterday (the missed chances at greatness) are not doing anything to influence the decisions of today. Yet, ...

July 23, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Good ol’ days (YNaija Frontpage)

It is sad that Nigerians above a certain age spend so much time living in the past, lamenting how things ...

May 21, 2012

‘Things Fall Apart’ named one of ’50 most influential books of the last 50 years’

  by Tolu Orekoya ‘Things Fall Apart’ is one of Africa’s most celebrated novels, renowned for its skillful plotting, depth of ...

OluwapelumiMay 7, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Connecting the dots (YNaija FrontPage)

It is my opinion that Nigeria is to a large extent the way it is because we the people are ...

March 16, 2012

“There Was a Country” – Chinua Achebe sets to release personal history of Biafra at age 82

by Rachel Ogbu Fusing history, memoirs, poetry and prose, Professor Chinua Achebe’s soon to be released book, ‘There Was a ...

OluwapelumiSeptember 9, 2011

Chinua Achebe, Jesse Jackson and Ama Ata Aidoo for Garden City Literary Festival!

  by Ifreke Inyang   This year’s edition of the Garden City Literary Festival (GCLF) starts on the 12th of ...

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