Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Last year's 25th anniversary

This is a video some of your classmates made last year to celebrate the school's 25th anniversary.
Enjoy it!
Find it here.

Narrative tenses

This is the key of the exercises on narrative tenses

THREE WISHES AND A WINDSURFBOARD

Chinua Achebe

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-21898664
Who was Chinua Achebe? Why is he such an important writer?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHF_w0gkyiI
When was Chinua Achebe's "Things fall apart" published? In the 50s (1958)
Who told almost exclusively the story of Africa for many years? When did this situation started to change? European writers. 1950s as African countries became independent.
"Things fall apart" has became a (4 words) classic of world literature.
How many copies did it sell? 11 million copies
How old was Chinua Achebe when he wrote this book? just 28
Where are most of his books set? Post-colonial Africa
When and how was he partly paralysed? In a car accident in Nigeria in 1990
Where did he live his last years? In NY