Thursday, November 12, 2009

Achebe rejects endorsement as 'father of modern African literature'

Is Achebe the father of Modern African literature? Achebe himself doesn't think so.

"The author of the multi-million bestseller Things Fall Apart, Achebe was given the label by Nadine Gordimer as he was awarded the Man Booker International prize two years ago; it has been frequently used both before and since. But the author said yesterday that he "resisted that very, very strongly"."

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