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How Well Do You Know Famous Influential People? (Part 3)

Professor Chinua Achebe

Professor Chinua Achebe is a world-acclaimed novelist, university don and author of many books, including the classic "Things Fall Apart", is Nigeria and Africa's most celebrated author and poet.
His critically acclaimed book, "The Trouble with Nigeria", depicted the atrocities of a military kleptocracy similar to those that have dominated Nigeria's politics since independence. Amongst his array of awards and honour is an honorary doctorate of letters by Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, US, as a celebration of his accomplishments as a writer and teacher.
"Things Fall Apart", published in 1958 which marked the arrival of African writing on the literary stage, remains one of the most widely recommended and read books in the world and has been translated into several languages.
He was awarded the NNOM in 1979

Some of his top quotes:

  • If you don't like someone's story, write your own.

  • One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

  • If you don't like my story, write your own

  • When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk

  • When we are comfortable and inattentive, we run the risk of committing grave injustices absentmindedly.

  • A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness

  • Procrastination is a lazy man's apology.

  • A toad does not run in the daytime for nothing

  • When mother-cow is chewing grass its young ones watch its mouth

  • Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten


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