RG

IN CONTEXT

Focus

Nigerian voices

Before

1952 Amos Tutuola tells a Yoruba folklore story in English in The Palm-Wine Drinkard.

1954 Cyprian Ekwensi gains international attention with People of the City.

After

1960 Wole Soyinka’s play A Dance of the Forests critiques present-day corruption through the nation’s mythological past.

2002 Helon Habila depicts a new generation living in Lagos under a military regime in Waiting for an Angel.

2006 Half of a Yellow Sun, set during the Biafran War, confirms Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as an exceptional new voice and wins the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Published in 1958, Chinua Achebe’s slim volume of less than 150 ...

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