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Chinua Achebe

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The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.

— Chinua Achebe

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The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair.

— Chinua Achebe

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When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.

— Chinua Achebe

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A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.

— Chinua Achebe

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A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.

— Chinua Achebe

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Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.

— Chinua Achebe

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Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.

— Chinua Achebe

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About Chinua Achebe

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The lecture caused a storm of controversy even at the reception immediately following his talk. In his essay "The African Writer and the English Language" he discusses how the process of colonialism – for all its ills – provided colonised people from varying linguistic backgrounds "a language with which to talk to one another". His essay "A Bloody Racist: About Achebe's View of Conrad" defends Heart of Darkness as an anti-imperialist novel suggesting that "part of its greatness lies in the power of its criticisms of racial prejudice.

He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures and began writing stories as a university student. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opusThings Fall Apart (1958) which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. After graduation he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS) and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos.

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