Thursday, December 17, 2009
Chinua Achebe "The Education of a British-Protected Child"
If you teach "Things Fall Apart" in your high school English course (and if you don't, you should consider it), you'll be happy to hear about Chinua Achebe's first published book for nearly twenty years, a collection of essays titled The Education of a British-Protected Child.
Read an excerpt here about the way we teach children about culture. You'll see that one of the greatest literary voices of our time is back at last, and, as ever, knows how to probe our brains in just the right way. Share with your students first thing next year!