Achebe Fights Darkness


Over at NPR is an interview with Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart. In the article, which is accompanied by an audio interview with Achebe, he talks about his relationship with Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Heart of Darkness.

According to NPR, “Though Achebe was attracted to Conrad’s books as a child, he excoriated it in the 1970s, and he continues to dismiss it today.”

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Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →