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Chimamanda Adichie on Chinua Achebe's New Book

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Chinua Achebe's new book

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reviews Chinua Achebe’s new memoir There Was a Country

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun reviewed legendary writer Chinua Achebe’s new memoir There was a Country for Nigerian publication Premium Times with frankness– ” I wish THERE WAS A COUNTRY had been better edited and more rigorously detailed in its account of the war. But these flaws do not make it any less seminal: an account of the most important event in Nigeria’s history by Nigeria’s most important storyteller.” — and uses the review as an opportunity to interrogate the varying memories of the Biafran war. It’s fascinating to read her take on one of her literary heroes, the author of Things Fall Apart; and no less riveting to read the impassioned comments, one of which “start[s] off by advising” Adichie to “stick to literature”.  As we writers know, writing has never been about sticking to literature.

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