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The education of a British-Protected Child

The education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe - Paperback - from Pentz Booksellers (SKU: the-education-of-a-briths)

The education of a British-Protected Child

by Chinua Achebe

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ISBN: 9780141043616

Penguin classics, 2011

Soft cover, 172 pages

The acclaimed volume of autobiographical essays is on of Chinua Achebes's most powerful and personal works to date, containing reflections on personal and collective identity, on home and family, on literature, language and politics. From an iron and delicately nuanced portrait of his love for reading while growing up in colonial Nigeria, to later pieces on the nation post-independence and on his lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of 'Africa', these diverse, witty and passionately honest writing give us a vivid new insight into Achebe the man and the writer.

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From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart and winner of the Man Booker International Prize comes a new collection of autobiographical essays--his first new book in more than twenty years.Chinua Achebe's characteristically measured and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. In a preface, he discusses his historic visit to his Nigerian homeland on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Things Fall Apart, the story of his tragic car accident nearly twenty years ago, and the potent symbolism of President Obama's election. In "The Education of a British-Protected Child," Achebe gives us a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its "middle ground," recalling both his happy memories of reading novels in secondary school and the harsher truths of colonial rule. In "Spelling Our Proper Name," Achebe considers the African-American diaspora, meeting and reading Langston Hughes and James Baldwin, and learning what it means not to know "from whence he came." The complex politics and history of Africa figure in "What Is Nigeria to Me?," "Africa's Tarnished Name," and "Politics and Politicians of Language in African Literature." And Achebe's extraordinary family life comes into view in "My Dad and Me" and "My Daughters," where we observe the effect of Christian missionaries on his father and witness the culture shock of raising "brown" children in America.Charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise, The Education of a British-Protected Child is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.From the Hardcover edition.

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The education of a British-Protected Child
Author
Chinua Achebe
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Paperback
ISBN 10
014104361X
ISBN 13
9780141043616
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
This edition first published
2011
Keywords
Languages, literature, Novels, Poetry, Politics, spo-default, spo-disabled
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