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The Education of a British-Protected Child
by Chinua Achebe
- Author: Chinua Achebe
- Language: english
- Awards: Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for NonFiction (2010)
- Publisher: Knopf
- ISBN: 9780307272553 (0307272559)
- Genres: africa, essays, nigeria, history, biography, memoir, politics
- Format: hardcover, 172 pages
- Release date: October 6, 2009
- Places: Nigeria
About The Book
From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart and winner of the Man Booker International Prize comes a new collection of autobiographical essaysâ€”his first new book in more than twenty years.
Chinua Achebeâ€™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 Obamaâ€™s election. In â€œThe Education of a British-Protected Child,â€ Achebe gives us a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its â€œmiddle ground,â€ recalling both his happy memories of reading novels in secondary school and the harsher truths of colonial rule. In â€œSpelling Our Proper Name,â€ Achebe considers the African-American diaspora, meeting and reading Langston Hughes and James Baldwin, and learning what it means not to know â€œfrom whence he came.â€ The complex politics and history of Africa figure in â€œWhat Is Nigeria to Me?,â€ â€œAfricaâ€™s Tarnished Name,â€ and â€œPolitics and Politicians of Language in African Literature.â€ And Achebeâ€™s extraordinary family life comes into view in â€œMy Dad and Meâ€ and â€œMy Daughters,â€ where we observe the effect of Christian missionaries on his father and witness the culture shock of raising â€œbrownâ€ 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.
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