Witness

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History as told by the people who were there.

In 1958 Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, published his first book "Things Fall Apart". It was set in pre-colonial rural Nigeria and examines how the arrival of foreigners led to tensions within traditional Igbo society. The book revolutionised African writing, and began a whole new genre of world literature. In 2016 Rebecca Kesby spoke to Achebe's youngest daughter, Nwando Achebe. (Photo: Chinua Achebe in 2002. Photo Credit: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski/Files )

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