New Achebe

One of the books I’m most excited about this fall is Chinua Achebe’s The Education of a British-Protected Child, a collection of essays about his life in Nigeria and America. It’s being published this week and I believe this is his first book since Home and Exile, which was based on lectures he gave at Harvard. There is some coverage at Reuters, though it follows the usual, predictable track: famous novelist, Things Fall Apart, grandfather of African literature, etc.


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  • Imagine what Elizabeth Warren & Bernie Sanders—and all their supporters—could accomplish if they worked together.
  • Imagine if we didn’t pay attention to what pundits have to say about which candidate is more electable.

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