ICON MANN SYLLABUS: BOOKS WE LOVE

 

 

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When diving into a modern literary work, I relish the journey of discovering the author's connective tissue. Who inspired them? In the case of Americanah author, the Nigerian born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie it is the late-great father of post-colonial fiction Chinua Achebe. About Achebe she says, "Chinua Achebe will always be important to me because his work influenced not so much my style as my writing philosophy: reading him emboldened me, gave me permission to write about the things I knew well." Men, strong layered Black men are who Achebe knew better than most. They were always central to his work. ICON MANN if you did not attend Bard College in the '90s or later at Brown University, then you missed out on having a front row with one of the greatest literary voices to emerge from the Continent to date. Allow us to make a proper introduction and give you something transformative to binge this weekend.