The Education of a British-Protected Child

The Education of a British-Protected Child

From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart comes a new collection of autobiographical essays-his first new book in more than twenty years. Chinua Achebe's characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on the African-American Diaspora, from a glimpse into his extraordinary family life and his thoughts on the potent symbolism of President Obama's elections-this charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise collection is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chinua Achebe
Alfred A. Knopf

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