Monday, October 18, 2004

Achebe dumps national honour

It's nice to see Chinua Achebe doing this. I remember an Achebe aphorism that immensely struck me the very first time that I read it: "charity is the opium of the privileged". I feel I can see the conviction with which Achebe wrote this sentence in his rejecting the national honour too. Indeed reassuring that some of our literary heavyweights do stand for what they say.


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