Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers


Achebe: I Flew On The Torn Pages Of Things Fall Apart, - Chinua Achebe in 1967. Photo courtesy UK Guardian Betty Abah My literary career kick-started on the torn pages of Things Fall Apart (TFA), the classic novel by Chinua Achebe - whom I am too afraid to prefix ‘Late’. I still have vivid memories. I was five. At Ojira, Otukpo, Benue. And, Like many girls my age then, unschooled. That was the age when girl education was still given only half-hearted consideration. Surprisingly, that was 1979. And so,