Rewriting Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart And Ngugi’s The River Between.

I was reading through one of these literary blogs. The blogger interviewed a published poet and asked her  how she was able to refine her writing skills.

She answers, ‘ I rewrote a good book. That is my secret. Rewrite a good book and learn the great art of good writing!’

If I am to choose one of those books I have truly enjoyed reading and would like to read again and again, it would surely be Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart or Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s The River Between. They are priceless classics that would still be celebrated after the demise of both writing legends.

As I am always looking for greater ways to refine my writing, if bent on the published poet’s rod of advice, I would like to rewrite or retype Things Fall Apart or go on an intense study of his other works. This would be without my exemption of his Kenyan counter part, Ngugi Wa Thiongo.

What about you? Which book would you like to rewrite?


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Posted on December 7, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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