Streets and buildings are caked with garbage, phlegm, and excrement. When I got back to London, he said, This is wonderful. A huge conurbationthe city teemed with recent migrants from the rural villages.
He met with important literary figures from around the continent and the world, including Ghanaian poet Kofi AwoonorNigerian playwright and poet Wole Soyinkaand US poet-author Langston Hughes. In this story, Achebe is describing the western movement that Nigeria went through and is still dealing with today through fictional characters.
In his spare time, he worked on "Things Fall Apart.
In the course of a writing life that has included five novels, collections of short stories and poetry, and numerous essays and lectures, Achebe has consistently argued for the right of Africans to tell their own story in their own way, and has attacked the representations of European writers.
The boy thinks that he is at last returning home, and he worries that his mother will not be there to greet him.