The debate still rages on. The debate about the position of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. Is he the greatest African writer? Is he the father of African literature?
Many do not see him as the greatest? Other African writers were awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but Achebe never did receive this Prize. Achebe did much work to promote African writers in the African Writer’s Series (this collection of books helped me to discover many good writers).
Is he the father of African literature? In this article the writer looks at this question and he mentions three writers who were there before Achebe. Unfortunately he does not mention the South African writer Sol T. Plaatje.