THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: July 30, 2016

CHINUA ACHEBE was a Nigerian poet and novelist. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) is his major work and is said to be the most widely read book in modern African literature. He is considered the founding father of African literature in English. Listen to a short interview with Achebe‘s daughter in pop-out player on BBC’s Witness. Published in 1958, Things Fall Apart “was set in pre-colonial rural Nigeria and examines how the… Read More

SPECIAL FOR THE BEAT MUSEUM by Jerry Cimino who recently told us … how difficult things are for so many these days in San Francisco. Like many small organizations and non-profits, The Beat Museum is feeling the squeeze as rents continue to skyrocket and corporate interests take over. The brutal truth is this: while you’re renting in San Francisco, you’re at the mercy of others. The only way to know you are… Read More