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The Education of a British Protected Child, By Chinua Achebe
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All my life I have had to take account of the million differences — some little, others quite big — between the Nigerian culture into which I was born, and the domineering Western style that infiltrated and then invaded it. Nowhere is the difference more stark and startling than in the ability to ask a parent: "How many children do you have? But things are changing and changing fast with us, and we have been making concession after concession even when the other party shows little sign of reciprocating. And so I have learned to answer questions that my father would not have touched with a bargepole. And to my shame let me add that I suspect I may even be enjoying it, to a certain extent! My wife and I have four children — two daughters and two sons, a lovely balance further enhanced by the symmetry of their arrivals: girl, boy, boy, girl.
The Education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe begins this volume of autobiographical essays with a paper written for a lecture at Cambridge University in He apologises for not being a "clear-cut scholar" because Cambridge turned down his application to study there in Clearly, it still rankles. Not that it should: Achebe's career has been cruising at a steady speed into the stratosphere ever since his ground-breaking first novel, Things Fall Apart, was published in Set in 19th-century Nigeria, it fictionalises the conflict between the pernicious influence of the British colonial power and his own ancient Igbo culture.
In Mr. Achebe won the Man Booker International Prize, a lifetime achievement award. But if Mr. Those who have closely followed Mr.