The education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe
Penguin classics, 2011
Soft cover, 172 pages
The acclaimed volume of autobiographical essays is on of Chinua Achebes's most powerful and personal works to date, containing reflections on personal and collective identity, on home and family, on literature, language and politics. From an iron and delicately nuanced portrait of his love for reading while growing up in colonial Nigeria, to later pieces on the nation post-independence and on his lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of 'Africa', these diverse, witty and passionately honest writing give us a vivid new insight into Achebe the man and the writer.