Posts tagged Chinua Achebe


On Steve Biko: “A young man with a sharp intellect and flair for organisation and leadership". Photo: Bookslive
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Chinua Achebe: 10 quotes

Today, 85 years ago, an African literary giant Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, was born. Popularly known by his abbreviated name, Chinua, Achebe was born on 16 November 1930 in the Igbo village of Ogidi and he was to become a celebrated novelist, poet, professor and critic

Nigerians wait In line to vote during a past election. Photo: US Department of State
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Political madmen and specialists

Even at the tamest of times, Nigeria can be an infuriating address. In an election season, it becomes maddening, a space where nothing is sacred any more. Lies, which are often the politician’s favorite currency, enter a festering phase. Tall tales are traded across partisan divides. In the age of the Internet, where the most mendacious of claims needs a mere click to travel all over the globe, overzealous party apparatchiks and hirelings thrive, waxing with perverse energy. Every imaginable lie—and many unimaginable ones—are manufactured and put into circulation