“If you don't like someone's story, write your own. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.” ― Chinua Achebe The icon of African literature
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Nigeria // Chinua Achebe – The Father of Nigerian Literature-Achebe was widely known for his novels, essays and poems. Heavily influenced by Igbo traditions, these works drew on folk tales and proverbs, and questioned Western ideas of Africa.
"We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind." -Marcus Garvey 1937 (BEFORE Bob Marley! Well, now we know Bob was inspired by another Caribbean giant, right?