Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Regulars: Calls for the late Chinua Achebe to be awarded

a posthumous Nobel prize for literature have "gone beyond 'sickening'" and become "obscene and irreverent", Achebe's fellow Nigerian author--and 1986 Nobel laureate--Wole Soyinka has said.

In a wide-ranging and passionate interview with SaharaReporters, ahead of Achebe's funeral this week, Soyinka urged Achebe's "cohorts" to cease in their attempts "to confine Chinua's achievement space into a bunker over which hangs an unlit lamp labelled 'Nobel'".

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Calls for Chinua Achebe Nobel prize 'obscene', says Wole Soyinka


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