Our lives in their words: These are the 10 best black poets of the 20th Century

Nii Ntreh Oct 10, 2019 at 01:30pm

October 10, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

October 10, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Chinua Achebe. Photo Credit: Theparisreview.com

Chinua Achebe

He is called the father of modern African Literature and rightly so because Chinua Achebe was a tower. His poems negotiated the tensions within his culture with respect to colonialism, Christianity and masculinity.

In works such as Beware, Soul Brother and Another Africa, Achebe mesmerises and dares his readers to see things as he does.

The fact that he never shied away from his Igbo identity in his works but still gained global recognition is worth noting.

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