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Column | Apr 3, 2014Academia has always been an easy target for mockery. Henry Kissinger observed that university politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so low, and one logical extension is that liberal arts departments are steeped in self-importance precisely because their impact on the "real world" is negligible.
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Story | Jul 7, 2010
Writers of African descent from Europe and America are winding their way across Africa; they're joining African authors who are writing about their experiences, all in coordination with the World Cup. It's for Pilgrimages, a project of the Chinua Achebe.....
Story | Oct 22, 2010
On Wednesday, Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe will accept the Gish Prize in New York. Named for actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, known best for their waiflike presences in silent films, the prize comes with a silver medallion and a significant...