Chinua Achebe--What Nigeria Means to Me
An interview with Chinua Achebe, certainly one of the first and most prominent novelists of color from Africa to come to World prominance. Certainly there were others--Amos Tuotela, among them--and of course, one never mentions the white novelists out of Africa (as though they should not have a voice because of the color of their skin--ironic, isn't it?) Alan Paton, Isak Denisen, etc. It is not right that these should eclipse the voices of Black Africa, but I will continue to read and support the reading of Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope. Just as I will insist to everyone who will listen that The Palm-Wine Drinkard is required reading.