Friday, 6 February 2009

1.12.08 University of Nigeria, Nsukka

We found our way to the University guesthouse which was very comfortable and the Vice Chancellor very kindly gave us free accommodation and food whilst we were there. Most of all I wanted to meet El Anatsui and see his work whilst l was in Nsukka.

Amara and l read through various undergraduate thesis with the odd postgraduate thesis to augment our research into Mbari - a lot of these were descriptive accounts. However they were interesting to read.

One of the new blocks was going to be the new library which was a good move.

Both well-known Nigerian writers Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (Purple Hibiscus) taught at the university, which features in their books. The house taken at dusk is the house on campus where they both happened to live at different times. It was great to see the place that they were writing about having read their books.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Chimamanda did not teach at the University...Isn't she about 33 years old now??
Rather she was born and raised on that campus community. Her parents teach, and still live there.