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  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241338834
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.50

Africa's Tarnished Name


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Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.

He needed to hear Africa speak for itself after a lifetime of hearing Africa spoken about by others.

Electrifying essays on the history, complexity, diversity of a continent, from the father of modern African literature.

  • Pub date: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241338834
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.50

About the Author

Chinua Achebe

Born in 1930, Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe is probably black Africa's most widely read novelist. His first work, Things Fall Apart, is regarded as a classic of world literature and has been translated into 40 languages.

Introducer Biography:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria and now lives in the United States. She is the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sunand The Thing Around Your Neck.

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