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The Education of a British Protected Child

(2009)
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From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart and winner of the Man Booker International Prize comes a new collection of autobiographical essays - his first new book in more than twenty years.

Chinua Achebe's characteristically measured and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. In a preface, he discusses his historic visit to his Nigerian homeland on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Things Fall Apart, the story of his tragic car accident nearly twenty years ago, and the potent symbolism of President Obama's election. In 'The Education of a British-Protected Child,' Achebe gives us a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its 'middle ground,' recalling both his happy memories of reading novels in secondary school and the harsher truths of colonial rule. In 'Spelling Our Proper Name,' Achebe considers the African-American diaspora, meeting and reading Langston Hughes and James Baldwin, and learning what it means not to know 'from whence he came.' The complex politics and history of Africa figure in 'What Is Nigeria to Me?,' 'Africa's Tarnished Name,' and 'Politics and Politicians of Language in African Literature.' And Achebe's extraordinary family life comes into view in 'My Dad and Me' and 'My Daughters,' where we observe the effect of Christian missionaries on his father and witness the culture shock of raising 'brown' children in America.

Charmingly personal, intellectually disciplined, and steadfastly wise, The Education of a British-Protected Child is an indispensable addition to the remarkable Achebe oeuvre.

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January 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 1-84614-259-8 / 978-1-84614-259-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Education of a British Protected Child
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-385-66784-1 / 978-0-385-66784-5 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-307-27255-9 / 978-0-307-27255-3 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-14-104361-X / 978-0-14-104361-6 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child
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ISBN: 0-385-66785-X / 978-0-385-66785-2 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-307-47367-8 / 978-0-307-47367-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Education of a British Protected Child
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Education of a British Protected Child
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
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December 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Education of a British Protected Child
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 1-4074-6588-0 / 978-1-4074-6588-3 (UK edition)
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 1-4001-1377-6 / 978-1-4001-1377-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 1-4001-4377-2 / 978-1-4001-4377-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 1-4001-6377-3 / 978-1-4001-6377-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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Title: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin Books
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