Things Fall Apart
Who wrote Things Fall Apart?
It all started at the local secondary school in Ndiorumbe when the literature teacher, Holy Nwankpi, asked his students: “Who wrote Things Fall Apart?” The first student pleaded his innocence thusly: “I didn’t write it-o!” Another student pointed an accusing finger at the denying student and screamed: “He is a liar. I know he wrote…
Six years after, Achebe gets a memorial bust at UNN
Perhaps, there is no better way to honour a man than in the presence of his people. This is what the University of Nigeria has done for the late novelist, Prof. Chinua Achebe.
Things Fall Together: Chinua Achebe is Okonkwo of Things Fall Apart - Part 2
The only difference is that while Achebe was Okonkwo-specific in his reportage, it is Achebe’s composite class of ex-colonials that were granted unimaginable wealth, position, and power.
Things fall together: Chinua Achebe is Okonkwo of Things Fall Apart
For Chinua Achebe, the standard fare is that he was not autobiographical in his novels. But is it? Whatever, the scandal is not that Achebe was actually autobiographical in writing Things Fall Apart, the scandal is that Achebe’s readers, scholars, and researchers, have missed out on this largely self-evident fact for sixty-odd years.
Moremi The Musical… Affirming supremacy of mothers in times of national crisis
There’s something defining about the concept, ‘nneka’ (meaning ‘mother is supreme’), as expoused among the South-East Igbo people in Chinua Achebe’s famous novel Things Fall Apart. This is aptly telling when the hero, Okonkwo, at the height of his powers in Umuofia, commits sacrilege and is forced to go on exile among his mother’s people.…
Give credit unto who the credit belongs
“No respect! I don’t get no respect!” Depending on your age and pop culture awareness, you credit that line to either comedian American Rodney Dangerfield...
Five Films That Were Adapted From Best Selling Books
For book lovers, there is comfort in flipping through the pages of a book especially about an interesting one and living in the images portrayed in it. Like a journey, it transports you to a world that gives you a profound experience of adventure. There are so many books written in the world from biographies…
Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading
Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.
Relive Your 90s With These Epic Nigerian Films
Prepare for a trip down memory lane. The good old days had a variety of shows that formed a strong part of the "Golden age of television" in Nigeria before the Nollywood home-video boom occurred. If you grew up in Nigeria in the 90s and never watched an episode of any of these shows, then…