Writings of the general word's body

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chinua Achebe @ Princeton


"In the Q/A period, Achebe was asked about the state of contemporary Nigerian literature, whether there are any young writers he considers of promise. To which he responded that yes, indeed, there is important work coming out today. But he would not mention any specific names, because according to him, "it is not fair" to do so. You could almost hear in him the sentiments of a proud father of many accomplished children being asked in public to name his favorite child! Wisdom is an immense gift."

2 comments:

ONYEKA said...

I think chinua achebe has written his name in gold and has proven his worth as the father of african literature,
I REALLY ENJOY YOUR PIECE MISS OMOLARA , ITS ABSOLUTELY ENTRALLING TO NOTE THAT YOU BRING OUT YOUR PICE WITH SO MUCH PRECISION.

Wordsbody said...

Onyeka,

Thanks for your comment. I ought to mention however, that I didn't write this piece. Chika Okeke-Agulu did. I have merely quoted him.

MW