The Education of a British-Protected Child

The Education of a British-Protected Child Reader ✓ Chinua Achebe
  • The Education of a British-Protected Child
  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Chinua Achebe
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 1846142598

About the Author: Chinua Achebe

The Education of a British-Protected Child Reader ✓ Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart 1958 , which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos He gained worldwide attention for Things Fall Apart in the late 1950s his later novels include No Longer at Ease 1960 , Arrow of God 1964 , A Man of the People 1966 , and Anthills of the Savannah 1987 Achebe writes his novels in English and has defended the use of English, a language of colonizers , in African literature In 1975, his lecture An Image of Africa Racism in Conrad s Heart of Darkness became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as a bloody racist.When the region of Biafra broke away from Nigeria in 1967, Achebe became a devoted supporter of Biafran independence and served as ambassador for the people of the new nation The war ravaged the populace, and as starvation and violence took its toll, he appealed to the people of Europe and the Americas for aid When the Nigerian government retook the region in 1970, he involved himself in political parties but soon resigned due to frustration over the corruption and elitism he witnessed He lived in the United States for several years in the 1970s, and returned to the U.S in 1990 after a car accident left him partially disabled.Achebe s novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of values during and after the colonial era His style relied heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory He also published a number of short stories, children s books, and essay collections He became the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.Achebe died at age 82 following a brief illness.


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Chinua Achebe had the ability to discuss complex subjects with so much clarity This was displayed in his essay collection, The Education of a British Protected Child I have deep appreciation for this collection because he spoke truth to power addressing political issues amongst other subjects despite living in an time when freedom of speech was a myth In 17 personal essays, he passionately takes us through his thoughts and experiences around racism, identity, the legacy of colonisation an Chinua Achebe had the ability to discuss complex subjects with so much clarity This was displayed in his essay collection, The Education of a British Protected Child I have deep appreciation for this collection because he spoke truth to power addressing political issues amongst other subjects despite living in an time when freedom of spe Chinua Achebe is one of my favourite authors of all times His novels, short stories, poems, essays and political statements join together to show a personality formed by many disparate cultural backgrounds, yet strong and full of personal integrity He has opinions, and he expresses them clearly I like that He is not always modest, and he admits it He has a sense of irony and humour, but he takes humanity seriously enough to suffer at injustice His common sense does not prevent him from cel Chinua Achebe is one of my favourite authors of all times His novels, short stories, poems, essays and political statements join together to show a personality formed by many disparate cultural backgrounds, yet strong and full of personal integrity He has opinions, and he expresses them c
Who is Chinua Achebe the boy asks when he sees me reading He s the writer who made people notice African novels They call him the patriarch of African Literature Ohhh Is this your favorite book The Education of a British-Protected Child No, but this one is I read The Education of a British-Protected Child it when I was your ageI reach for Things Fall Apart from my shelf and hand it to him He s here for an hour or two, with his sister, the kids another single mother friend has sent to hang out in my library until she gets home from the second job His dad died in the s Who is Chinua Achebe the boy asks when he sees me reading He s the writer who made people notice African novels They call him the patriarch of African Literature Ohhh Is this your favorite book The Education of a British-Protected Child No, but this one is I read The Education of a British-Protected Child it when I was your ageI reach for Things Fall Apart from my shelf and hand it to him He s here for an hour or two, with his sister, the kids another single mother fr Achebe is a skillful writer, which makes these essays a delight to read The Education of a British-Protected Child His view that Nigeria is not a mother or fatherland, but rather a child that needs its citizens to raise it was particularly striking He makes cogent points about the toxic legacy of colonialism, which I think is especially obvious in the way some aid organizations want ed to impose fixes, rather than participate in finding solutions.
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