Who Was Achebe's Intended Audience

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Who was Achebe’s intended audience? Up until the time that "Things Fall Apart" was written the only books about Africa had been written by English authors, therefore, stories were always from the English point of view. Achebe audience would be the peoples of Nigeria, to give them the history of their ancestry and what made them great. Achebe said in an interview,"... It needed to be done, my story of myself and of my people... not from English perspective." He did not imagine the book would touch so many lives throughout the world as a guide for all colonized people to search out their history (Achebe). Who did he write Things Fall Apart for? Achebe's writing was first for his people, to educate them that their lives did not begin

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