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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014104361X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141043616
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Achebe is one of the founding fathers of African literature ... his writing crackles with animated dialogue, laugh-out-loud humour and clever turns of phrase' (Guardian)

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Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centers of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and was a graduate of University College, Ibadan. His early career in radio ended abruptly in 1966, when he left his post as Director of External Broadcasting in Nigeria during the national upheaval that led to the Biafran War. Achebe joined the Biafran Ministry of Information and represented Biafra on various diplomatic and fund-raising missions. He was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and began lecturing widely abroad. For over fifteen years, he was the Charles P. Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and professor of Africana studies at Brown University. Chinua Achebe has written over twenty books - novels, short stories, essays and collections of poetry - and received numerous honours from around the world, including the Honourary Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as honourary doctorates from more than thirty colleges and universities. He was also the recipient of Nigeria's highest award for intellectual achievement, the Nigerian National Merit Award. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction. He died in 2013.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Garry Essendine on 29 Jan. 2012
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As well as a fine extra-textual companion to Achebe's work, this is a wonderful book in its own right - a collection of disparate essays that weren't originally written to be read together (so there's some repetition of anecdotes), but I couldn't put it down.

As a whole it comes over as part autobiography, part critique of post-colonial attitudes, but much more warm and personal than that makes it sound (and in places funny - Achebe is a witty man and it comes across as much here as in his fiction.) Probably not an ideal introduction for those completely unfamiliar with Achebe's work (be warned: the book does contain spoilers for some of his best-loved novels), but essential reading for fans.

Which leads me to my one gripe: Why is this the only Achebe book currently available on Kindle? Almost every other author given the Penguin Modern Classics rejacket treatment has pretty much their complete works for sale in the Kindle store, but there's not one Achebe novel or volume of poetry available at the time of writing. Is this an oversight on Penguin's part, or a legal problem, or a specific request from Mr Achebe? I hope it's not the latter, because I travel a lot and would love to be able to carry some of his books around with me...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. Tudor on 24 Dec. 2012
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Chinua Achebe, The Education of a British-Protected Child: As usual, thoughtful and original angle on a particular episode of recent history
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Mannall on 27 April 2013
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Highly informative. Author tells a great deal of life in Nigeria and the history of a nation with great potential.there is shame in the realisation of the. failure of early colonialism to respect the people as equal persons to Europeans. The history was very revealing. An amazing writer and I am so pleased to have been inspired by his obituary, sad to have discovered his work while he was alive.
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By Yossie on 13 Sept. 2014
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This was an excellent read -- essays that are at once interesting and provoking, enough to keep you going. As I read the 'Africa is People' essay, a thought came to my mind. Imagine that Achebe were alive today and he monitored a blog on which he published writing such as the kind one finds in this book: the discussions that would ensue are sure to be interesting, if sometimes ridiculous.

The man writes with passion, and it is admirable. Inspiring, even.

Also, Joseph Conrad *really* pissed Achebe off. Hilarious.
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Brilliant! 22 Dec. 2012
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What more can you say of the master wordsmith from the African continent? Achebe is once more eloquent, insightful and artistically unparalleled when he presents his reminisces about his colonial childhood and its influences on him and others around him; whether it be in his native Nigeria, or abroad in Western Europe, America, and even Sub-Saharan Africa.

His critical views on the effects of British colonialism on him as a subject at the receiving end of the negative stereotyping that it inflicted on its victims are well informed and erudite. You will never come across a more profoundly presented expose on the subject than this one. I recommend this book to all intellectuals (especially Africanists) with an interest on the subject.
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