Chinua Achebe

No longer at ease

It was in England that Nigeria first became more than just a name to him. (14)

Henceforth he wore her sadness round his neck like a necklace of stone. (14)

Let them come to Umuofia now and listen to the talk of men who made a great art of conversation. Let them come and see men and women and children who knew how to live, whose joy of life had not yet been killed by those who claimed to teach other nations how to live. (57)

The fox must be chased away first; after that the hen might be warned against wandering into the bush. (6)