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by Michael Page,Chinua Achebe

  • ISBN: 1400163773
  • Category: Essays and Correspondence
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Michael Page,Chinua Achebe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (November 16, 2009)
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The Education of a British-Protected Child. The title I have chosen for these reflections may not be immediately clear to everybody and, although already rather long, may call for a little explanation or elaboration from me. But before I get to that, I want to deal with something which gives me even more urgent cause for worry-its content. And yet we cannot ignore the basic assumption of all European powers that participated in the Scramble for Africa.

Chinua Achebe posed for the New Yorker after his accident. The Education of a British-Protected Child is an eloquent, erudite collection of essays that make the effects of colonialism palpable

Chinua Achebe posed for the New Yorker after his accident. The Education of a British-Protected Child is an eloquent, erudite collection of essays that make the effects of colonialism palpable. Achebe didn't consider this an academic collection, in fact he stresses the point that he is straying from academic speak since he is a novelist at heart, and yet these pieces sometimes take on the texture of a impassioned lecture. Achebe is a skillful writer, which makes these essays a delight to read. His view that Nigeria is not a mother- or fatherland, but rather a child that needs its citizens to raise it was particularly striking.

This essay originated as a talk given at the King Holiday Celebration, January 20, 1992, at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, . The University and the Leadership Factor in Nigerian Politics.

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Chinua Achebe’s characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on the African-American Diaspora, from a glimpse into his extraordinary family life and his thoughts on the potent symbolism of President Obama’s elections-this charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise collection is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.

Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2009. Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170)

Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2009. Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170).

Its Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, turns 80 this year. Born a ‘British-protected’ Christian member of the Igbo tribe, educated courtesy of a colonial-controlled Nigerian state, now resident in the United States of America and well respected in the international literary and academic community, Chinua Achebe belongs to and is claimed by many groups.

Chinua Achebe’s essays on colonial and post-colonial Africa juxtapose .

Chinua Achebe’s essays on colonial and post-colonial Africa juxtapose ostensibly mild personal anecdotes with serious political reflection. Deceptively disarming, The Education of a British-­Protected Child belies the complexity of what he calls the strongly multiethnic, multilingual, multireligious, somewhat chaotic situation he was born into as a colonial subject whose first passport described him as a British Protected Person.

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.

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Hulbine Hulbine
If you are trying to understand African history and how it was affected by the colonizers, Chinua Achebe is a must-read author for you. In the African Trilogy ("Things Fall Apart", "No Longer at Ease" and "Arrow of God"), he gives excellent insight into the effect colonization had on Nigeria in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In this book, he speaks in the first person testifying to how these things affected him personally.

If you are trying to understand atrocities like the Boko Haram kidnapping of hundreds of innocent girls or other violence in Nigeria, give Achebe a chance to explain some of the backstory.
Ranicengi Ranicengi
As always the flow and rhythm of Mr Achebe's writing was delightful. I also got a lot out of learning about a time and place totally unknown to me.
Gozragore Gozragore
This is a say it like you mean it type of read. It becomes clear here, to anyone that didn't already know, that Achebe doesn't mind saying what he thinks. I refer to this as a gateway book because Achebe makes reference to many individuals and historic events that I didnt know anything about. Definitely and educational read.
Skunk Black Skunk Black
I was an exchange student in Ghana during the early 1980's. Achebe eloquently describes the conflicts of a traditional culture, damaged by colonialism and then trying to find its identity during modern independence. His writing is beautiful. Story-telling at its best.
MilsoN MilsoN
A must read for fans of Achebe in particular, and anyone else who is interesting in acquiring a basic introduction to the effects of colonization on peoples of the African continent and likely anywhere that has had similar experiences
Ynye Ynye
good book...
Chi Chi
This book is a part of a book club reading. I grew up reading Professor Achebes books so I wasnt surprised to find out that this was also excellent. Very interesting to read. Glad that I did.
Eye-opening reading for individuals who have been unexposed to the truths of Africa and the so called, "Dark Continent". Chinua Achebe's reading is fragmented at times but goes deep into analysis in his short essays. Highly recommend this book.