Black and African-American Quotes

You know that it’s going to be a battle to turn it around, to say to people, ‘That’s not the way my people respond in this situation, by unintelligible grunts, and so on; they would speak.’ And it is that speech that I knew I wanted to be written down.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe on Why He Wrote “An Image of Africa”

Source: NY Times, 2013