Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 (Nigeria).
Things Fall Apart-1958,
No Longer at Ease-1960,
Arrow of God-1964).
Unparalleled storytelling on the impact of colonization through generations. First, an insight into pre-colonial Nigeria & and a villages adjustment to European settlers. Second, a young man leaves his village to study in England – upon his return he lives with an inner tension of African culture vs. Western influence. Lastly, a chief priest battles to stay relevant in a society forever altered by colonial missionaries.
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So I @KhalozaBooks committed myself to reading an African authored book each week for the whole year of 2019. Follow my book reading chronicles & mini reviews weekly – Comes out every Sunday! [also on Twitter & FB].
Rating scale: Each book gets a score out of 5 (5 being the highest rating)