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The education of a British-protected child : essays

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Chinua Achebe's characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on the African-American Diaspora, from a glimpse into his extraordinary family life and his thoughts on the potent symbolism of President Obama's elections--this charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 9780307473677 0307473678
OCLC Number: 500797175
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2009.
Description: xii, 172 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The education of a British-protected child --
The sweet aroma of Zik's kitchen : growing up in the ambience of a legend --
My dad and me --
What is Nigeria to me? --
Traveling white --
Spelling our proper name --
My daughters --
Recognitions --
Africa's tarnished name --
Politics and politicians of language in African literature --
African literature as restoration of celebration --
Teaching Things fall apart --
Martin Luther King and Africa --
The university and the leadership factor in Nigerian politics --
Stanley Diamond --
Africa is people.
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Chinua Achebe's characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on the African-American Diaspora, from a glimpse into his extraordinary family life and his thoughts on the potent symbolism of President Obama's elections--this charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise collection is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.

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