CHIKE AND THE RIVER PDF

The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped. Eleven-year-old Chike longs to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he doesn't have the sixpence he needs to pay for the ferry ride.

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Post a Comment. Home Introduction Blogroll. Even when the teachers, who were predominantly white, presented the material with no personal bias, the stories themselves contained racial stereotypes that portrayed Africans as primitive and superstitious.

Achebe was, at that time, the recognized voice of modern African literature ever since the publication of his novel Things Fall Apart As editor of the African Writers Series and director of external broadcasting at the Nigerian Broadcast Service where he founded the Voice of Nigeria, he was a major cultural leader.

It was in this capacity that his good friend and former classmate, the poet Christopher Okigbo, then serving as the manager of the Cambridge Press for West Africa, approached him about writing a children's book. Achebe had given a lecture in Leeds the year before entitled "The Novelist as Teacher. And while he had intended his "teachings" for people of all ages, his work had so far been addressed to adults.

His experience as a parent, however, showed him that he could not ignore Nigeria's children. So as a novelist and as a concerned father, he wrote Chike and the River Posted by Ariel S. Winter at PM. Labels: Chinua Achebe , Prue Theobalds. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.

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Chike and the River

Look Inside. Aug 09, ISBN years. The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped. With the help of his friend S.

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Post a Comment. Home Introduction Blogroll. Even when the teachers, who were predominantly white, presented the material with no personal bias, the stories themselves contained racial stereotypes that portrayed Africans as primitive and superstitious. Achebe was, at that time, the recognized voice of modern African literature ever since the publication of his novel Things Fall Apart As editor of the African Writers Series and director of external broadcasting at the Nigerian Broadcast Service where he founded the Voice of Nigeria, he was a major cultural leader. It was in this capacity that his good friend and former classmate, the poet Christopher Okigbo, then serving as the manager of the Cambridge Press for West Africa, approached him about writing a children's book. Achebe had given a lecture in Leeds the year before entitled "The Novelist as Teacher.

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