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Nigerian Poets: Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Femi Fani-Kayode, Philip Begho, Christopher Okigbo, Edoheart, Nana Asmau, J. P. Clark Source Wikipedia

Nigerian Poets: Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Femi Fani-Kayode, Philip Begho, Christopher Okigbo, Edoheart, Nana Asmau, J. P. Clark

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Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781155633978
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40 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Femi Fani-Kayode, Philip Begho, Christopher Okigbo, Edoheart, NanaMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Femi Fani-Kayode, Philip Begho, Christopher Okigbo, Edoheart, Nana Asmau, J. P. Clark, Chris Abani, Catherine Obianuju Acholonu, Chike Obi, Niyi Osundare, Diego Odoh Okenyodo, Okey Ndibe, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Amatoritsero Ede, Efemena Agadama, Helon Habila, Chinweizu Ibekwe, Tanure Ojaide, Uche Nduka, Michael Echeruo, Mamman Jiya Vatsa, John Jea, Nnorom Azuonye, Gabriel Okara, Onwuchekwa Jemie, Obo Aba Hisanjani, Olatubosun Oladapo, Mabel Segun, Tubal Rabbi Cain, Akilu Aliyu, List of Nigerian poets, Toyin Adewale-Gabriel. Excerpt: Albert Chin?al?m?g? Achebe (born 16 November 1930) popularly known as Chinua Achebe ( ) is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos. He gained worldwide attention for Things Fall Apart in the late 1950s- his later novels include No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987). Achebe writes his novels in English and has defended the use of English, a language of colonisers, in African literature. In 1975, his lecture An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrads Heart of Darkness became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as a bloody racist. In 2011, The Guardian of London named An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrads Heart of Darkness on...