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Inspirational Quotes of Some Nigerian Authors

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 14/09/2016 - 16:29

Here are some inspirirng quotes from our profound writers.

“People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Chinua Achebe

 

The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chimamanda Adichie


“Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.”                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chinua  Achebe

“I don’t know any other way to live, but to wake up every day armed with my convictions, not yielding them to the threat of danger and to the power and force of people who might despise me.”                                                                       

Wole Soyinka

 

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chinua  Achebe

 “Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to Malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.”                        Chimamanda Adichie

 

“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wole Soyinka

 

“Show a people as one thing, only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chimamanda Adichie

 

“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress truth.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wole Soyinka

 

“I tell my students, it's not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What's more difficult is to identify with someone you don't see, who's very far away, who's a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chinua  Achebe

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