Achebe Related Quotes



“What's important is that we recognize the falsehood of the notion that the Third World should be abandoned because it's a waste of time.”

Chinua Achebe


“The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it's this or maybe that - you have just one large statement; It is this.”

Chinua Achebe


“The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it's this or maybe that - you have just one large statement; It is this.”

Chinua Achebe


“People go to Africa and confirm what they already have in their heads and so they fail to see what is there in front of them. This is what people have come to expect. It's not viewed as a serious continent. It's a place of strange, bizarre and illogical things, where people don't do what common sense demands.”

Chinua Achebe