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“I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.” — Chinua Achebe#Writer 

“So it was a very small beginning, but it caught fire.” —Chinua Achebe

“Your life is not going to be the same while you are writing.” —Chinua Achebe

“There is no one way to anything.” Chinua Achebe, who died 7 years ago today, having lived through wars and pandemics and various human poisons of the spirit, on how storytelling helps us survive history's worst patches

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. — Chinua Achebe

Nxt up in ‘the authors who’ve impacted my writing series’ is Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. My favourite: Anthills of the Savannah. Which one of Achebe’s works has inspired you? #quarantinereads  #writerscommunity  #ChinuaAchebe  #AfricanLiterature  #LittleFamily 

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Around 900 ICA Talks from 1982 to 1993 are available to listen to online as part the British Library Sounds collection, including lectures from the likes of Julia Kristeva, Chinua Achebe, Nawal El-Saadawi, Derek Jarman, and Jenny Holzer. Listen here:

“The Igbo people say, If you want to see it well, you must not stand in one place.” —Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe death anniversary: Books and Quotes by Africa’s most widely read novelist

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“Those who tell you ‘Do not put too much politics in your art’... are the same people who are quite happy with the situation as it is… What they are saying is don’t upset the system.” On Chinua Achebe's birthday, his superb conversation with Baldwin:

“She will be exposed to Toni Morrison and Beyoncé. To bell hooks and Black Panther and Octavia Butler and Ava DuVernay and Moonlight and Chinua Achebe and Love Jones and Wu-Tang and Ruth Carter and Kara Walker and both Smokey and D’Angelo’s “Cruisin’.”

"Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter" Chinua Achebe. The great Nigerian author, novelist and literary master whose birthday is celebrated by today's Google doodle. What is your favorite quote from any of his novels?

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Why have the Igbo of Nigeria produced so many leading writers, like Chinua Achebe?

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‘If you don't like someone's story, write your own.’ Chinua Achebe, born #onthisday  in 1930.

“Those who tell you ‘Do not put too much politics in your art’ … are the same people who are quite happy with the situation as it is… What they are saying is don’t upset the system.” Chinua Achebe would've been 87 today:

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