Nigeria: Chinua Achebe's New Book Sparks Controversy
The renowned writer has published a controversial memoir on the Biafran war, entitled There Was a Country.
African Arguments, 10 October 2012
In our house in Nsukka, the small university town in eastern Nigeria where I grew up, my parents' bedroom harboured a cupboard, reached only by standing on a stepladder. In that ... read more »
Nigeria: Has Achebe Gone Too Far?
Vanguard, 6 October 2012
Renowned writer Chinua Achebe is not a man that runs away from controversy. In recent memory, his rejection of the national honours bestowed on him by Olusegun Obasanjo and ... read more »
Professor Chinua Achebe.
Nigeria: Achebe Stirs Controversy
Vanguard, 5 October 2012
Literary giant Chinua Achebe's depiction of Chief Obafemi Awolowo as a man driven by an overriding ambition for power at the expense of Ibos was Friday described as nonsensical and ... read more »
Vanguard, 7 October 2012
The storm generated by renown novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, over his claim that war-time Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo formulated the ... read more »
Nigeria: Achebe Bags Two Awards
Vanguard, 3 July 2012
Nwando Achebe Ogundimu, historian and daughter of Prof. Chinua Achebe, has won the Barbara "Penny" Kanner Prize and the Gita Chaudhuri Prize of the Western Association of Women ... read more »
Vanguard, 17 June 2011
Two of Nigeria's most prominent writers, Prof. Chinua Achebe and Prof. Wole Soyinka, have made the Guardian of London's list of the 100 greatest non-fiction writers. read more »
Nigeria: Chinua Achebe's Latest Book Out Soon
Daily Independent, 28 May 2011
In a couple of months, literary icon, Chinua Achebe, will release his latest book, whose title is still being kept under wraps. Oseloka Obaze writes on how the book surveys the ... read more »
Professor Chinua Achebe's decision to reject the national honour offered him may have been borne out of "misinformation" as to the true state of affairs in Nigeria, President ... Read more »