Friday, March 21, 2008

Thompson, Bob. "Things Fall into Place." WASHINGTON POST March 9, 2008.

In a few days Achebe will travel 110 miles down the Hudson to Town Hall in Manhattan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Things Fall Apart. Toni Morrison will speak, as will, among others, his fellow Nigerian-born writers Chris Abani and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Abani will remind the packed house that they've come together "because we are in awe of the way in which one human being's imagination can intervene in all our lives." But right now, the owner of that life-shaping imagination is trying to explain that he is not entirely certain just how Things Fall Apart came into the world. "It's a little mysterious in some ways," he says. The book "seized me, and almost wrote me. I'm not quite sure I wrote it." . . . The whole article is here:

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