- KNOPF (RANDOM HOUSE GROUP)
- General fiction
THE EDUCATION OF A BRITISH-PROTECTED CHILD (M)
From the celebrated author of "Things Fall Apart" comes a new collection of autobiographical essays--his first new book in more than twenty years. Chinua Achebe's characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on the African-American Diaspora, from a glimpse into his extraordinary family life and his thoughts on the potent symbolism of President Obama's elections--this charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise collection is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.