Chinua Achebe – In fact, I thought that…

In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing…


“In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing for us. But after a while, I began to feel that the story that I was told about this religion wasn’t perhaps completely whole, that something was left out.”
-Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe – When the British came to…

When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th…


“When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.”
-Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe – My parents were early converts…

My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not…


“My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel.”
-Chinua Achebe