Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) Nigerian novelist, poet, professor and critic. When young he was fascinated with the school library and became a lover of classics. He excelled, won a scholarship became a great writer. Most famous for his first novel Things Fall Apart, published 1958. This amazing person stood up for many during Biafra conflicts in Nigeria. Considering the support he got he tried politics but soon resigned because everything about it was drenched in corruption. This is just a drop in the ocean compared to everything he was involved in. Definitely worth knowing more about.
” Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am – and what I need – is something I have to find out myself.”