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"."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Achebe rejects endorsement as 'father of modern African literature'
Posted by Chielozona Eze at 8:11 AM
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