Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Now we're waiting for the Nobel...


3 comments:

Ammee said...

Every month I ask myself "why has Chinua Achebe not won a nobel prize?"

Anonymous said...

The answer is simple and available to everyone - He has not won a Nobel prize because of his critique of Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness).

Talatu-Carmen said...

@anonymous

I think you're right. I read somewhere that something he said offended one of the Nobel chairs, who swore he would never give Achebe the Nobel. I will try to find the link to that article, so that I am not spreading internet rumours, but there are definitely politics there.