Chinua Achebe is known for fiction that is so realistic that it offers a prophetic glimpse into West African cultural expectations and descendant beliefs. Yet, this book is a collection of three essays that are revelatory about the author himself. He talks about his time in
English schools in Nigeria, and the European perspectives he perceived from this cultural exposure at such a young age. He comments on the inspiration behind the iconic fictional characters in his work. This book is a glimpse behind the curtain to see the man behind the mirage of the Great African author.
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