"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."
- Read Chika Okeke-Agulu's post on Chinua Achebe & Kwame Anthony Appiah's conversation around the 50th anniversary of the seminal novel, Things Fall Apart - held at Princeton on 26 March, 2008.
- Image © Chika Okeke-Agulu