1999 Odenigbo Lecture Series Brochure
Odenigbo is a lecture series created by the Catholic Archdioceses of Owerri. It featured prof. Chinua Achebe as a guest speaker in its 1999 series themed Echi Di Ime: Taa bu Gboo ( Tomorrow is Uncertain: Today is soon Enough)
The event brochure was translated from Igbo to English By Frances W. Pritchett.
Contains bonus ( Igbo Izugbe- standard Igbo, and Olu be – dialectal Igbo) documents of Prof. Chinua Achebe’s speech delivered in Igbo at the event.
"In learning about a language one also learns about the culture that produced it--the beliefs, traditions, habits, attitudes, ways of making a living, interpretations of natural surroundings, ideas about marriage, children, etc. I discovered that my Eurocentric education had left me sadly ignorant about Africa, so I began to educate myself by reading books by African writers. "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe, had a great impact on me.I developed a desire to see for myself this milieu that was clearly so different from my own."