Friday, April 19, 2013

What Pa Chinua did

Achebe is dead.  A great tree has fallen - oak for ajebutters, we ajepakis say iroko.

The famous writer predicted Nigeria’s tragic comedies, observed and told the world about us; indeed he told us about ourselves.
For all those who have never read Things Fall Apart or a word of Achebe, here's a shortcut: The Voter is a prescient story of elections and superstition, of cultural upheaval and adaptation, and it takes only a few minutes to read.  You're welcome.

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