9781400143771

The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays, Library Edition

ISBN 10: 1400143772 / 1-4001-4377-2
ISBN 13: 9781400143771
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: 2009

Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
A latest volume of autobiographical essays by the Man Booker International Prize-winning author of Things Fall Apart includes such pieces as "African-American Visitations," "What Is Nigeria to Me?" and "Politics of the Politicians of Language." Simultaneous.

Review:
"Here style is substance as Achebe writes with generosity, reason, and elegant clarity about the perpetual struggles between tyranny and resistance, denial and remembrance."

Donna Seaman, Booklist, 10/01/2009

Review:
"[W]hen Nigerian-born Chinua Achebe first applied for a passport, he discovered that he was defined as a 'British Protected Person.' British protection assumed the humiliation and denial of dignity of colonialism but also allowed for the unpredictable in human affairs....In all of these essays, Achebe generously locates and describes this unpredictable area. His own missionary education, his decision to write in English and his native Igbo, his participation in international panels and ceremonies, his acceptance of literary prizes and fellowships all occupy this area."

Barbara Fisher, Boston Globe, 10/25/2009

 

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Book Description: Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2009. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Library ed. 165 x 172 mm. Brand New. Chinua Achebe s characteristically measured and nuanced voice is everywhere present in the seventeen beautifully written pieces contained in this collection. In The Education of a British-Protected Child, Achebe gives us a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its middle ground, recalling both his happy memories of reading novels in secondary school and the harsher truths of colonial rule. In African-American Visitations, we witness the terrifying nature of the African diaspora and what it means not to know from whence he came. Politics and history figure in What Is Nigeria to Me? Africa s Tarnished Name, and Politics of the Politicians of Language. And Achebe s extraordinary family comes into view in My Dad and Me and My Daughters. Charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise, The Education of a British-Protected Child is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781400143771

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