There Was a Country

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Title

There Was a Country

Description

Chinua Achebe, famed author of Things Fall Apart, is recognized as a key author of postcolonial fiction. In his memoir There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, Achebe addresses his personal experiences living in Nigeria during decolonization. For Achebe, a writer adamantly committed to utilizing literature as a way to engage socio-political currents and serve as historical testimony, There Was a Country provides his own historical record of colonial and postcolonial Nigeria. What Achebe highlights in his autobiographical exploration of Nigeria’s history is the tenuous connection between the colonized and the colonizer and the necessity of knowing history.

Creator

Chinua Achebe

Source

New York: The Penguin Press, 2012.

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Citation

Chinua Achebe, “There Was a Country,” Grisham Bookshelf, accessed May 18, 2022, https://grishambookshelf.exhibits.depaul.press/items/show/23.

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