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Chigozie Obioma
“English, although the official language of Nigeria, was a formal language with which strangers and non-relatives addressed you. It had the potency of digging craters between you and your friends or relatives if one of you switched to using it.”
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma
“I once heard that when fear takes possession of the heart of a person, it diminishes them”
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma
“Do you not know that there is nothing the eye can see that can make it shed the tears of blood? Do you not know that there is no loss we cannot overcome?”
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma
“I'd heard someone say that the end of most things often bears a resemblance - even if faint - to their beginnings”
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Petina Gappah
“This is one of the consequences of a superior education, you see. In this independent, hundred-per-cent-empowered and fully and totally indigenous blacker-than-black country, a superior education is one that the whites would value, and as whites do not value local languages at the altar of what the whites deem supreme. So it was in colonial times, and so it remains, more than thirty years later.”
Petina Gappah, The Book of Memory

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