True Words from Chinua Achebe

“…mediocrity destroys the very fabric of a country as surely as a war — ushering in all sorts of banality, ineptitude, corruption and debauchery,” wrote Achebe…

This observation rings true for all societies, not just Nigeria. It’s one that all writers, all artists, all workers should take to heart. Be wary of “good enough.” Be wary of those who disparage learning. Strive for perfection. Although you will never reach that goal, your work will be far better for the struggle. Rest in peace, Mr. Achebe. You have earned it.

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2 responses to “True Words from Chinua Achebe

  1. Pingback: In memoriam across the globe: Chinua Achebe | african perspectives

  2. Samir

    A fitting tribute.

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