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review 2013-09-20 00:00
Review: Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe
Home and Exile - Chinua Achebe

The three essays contained in this all too slim book are actually lectures that Achebe gave at Harvard University in 1998. The essays are interlinked and form a sustained argument from start to end. The theme of the argument is the book's title Home and Exile and this collection, which contains glimpses of his childhood, motivations on becoming a writer, and of his home and people, is considered his first autobiographical work. The lectures, in order of presentation, are ‘My Home Under Imperial Fire’, ‘The Empire Fights Back’ and ‘Today, the Balance of Stories’. Due to the nature of this collection, it would not make much sense to talk about each section separately.

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review 2012-09-03 00:00
Mister Johnson - Joyce Cary Film time: http://youtu.be/vADRHPoGjH4Screenplay by William Boyd.Why are you late?The clock is fast!The clock has stopped, Johnson.But it was fast when it stopped, sir.Not such a good quality on YouTube but fine enough for me.:O)===========================The young women of Fada, in Nigeria, are well known for beauty.That first sentence will throw you right off; time has shifted, along with the singing sands of the sahara, country borders, colonialism, chauvinism and wealth. Fada is in Chad, in that northern section known as Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti.
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