Archive for: achebe

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

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 prophets who were not appreciated during their time; from the very early time...

 

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

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 say, epic. He speaks honestly about his late friend, Chinua Achebe his...

 

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

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 a few days ago, hastened the fatal undermining of that resilient will...

 

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 Chinua Achebe. According to reports, Achebe, 82, died Thursday night...

 

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

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 an amicable divorce or maybe we can just achieve acceptance. In pursuit of this review have...

 

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 this in his speech at the 2012 Achebe Colloquium on Africa in Rhode Island, United...

 

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

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, “There Was A Country” to be anything more than its subtitle says: “A Personal...

 

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

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 notorious fact will only get smaller. We moved to the University of Lagos campus...

 

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 on the Nigerian Civil War accusing the late Chief Obafemi...

 

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 for crime against humanity. He said those leaders are supposed to be tried for...