26 Mar 2013
Nigerian writer, poet and academic, Chinua Achebe, known as the father of African literature died on 21 March aged 82 in Boston, America, after a long illness. We remember this great man of African poetry and prose with this 1988 Achebe interview conducted by American journalist, Bill Moyers. Achebe was well known for railing against the injustices of racism and Western civilisation that denigrated and dismantled African traditions and culture. In this interview, Achebe, known as the father of African literature, reveals much about what made him a great thinker, writer and speaker of truth to power.
Find parts two and three of this interview here and here.