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What sticks with you about the novel is its sensitive investigation, often through folk tales, of how culture functions and what it means. Achebe his name is pronounced CHIN-you-ah Ah-CHAY-bay had plenty to say about notions of traditional masculinity, as well, not to mention his braided observations about nature, religion, myth, gender and history. Growing up in Nigeria, Mr. Achebe attended schools that were modeled upon British public schools.
They provided a cognitive dissonance he had to work through. The savages arrayed against him were sinister and stupid, never anything higher than cunning. I hated their guts. Achebe was a poet, professor, short-story writer and critic in addition to being a novelist. While many critics defended Conrad, Mr. In a book of essays he quoted earlier writers who, he said, were less backward. But like many novelists who find success with an early book, Mr.
His talent and success have helped spawn an array of postcolonial writing from across the continent. In Mr. Achebe was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in Nigeria.