"Born in the village of Ogidi, Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, the most widely read book in modern African literature. He is considered one of the founding fathers of modern African literature. He was eighty-two years old.
“We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. The Igbo, always practical, put it concretely in their proverb Onye ji onye n'ani ji onwe ya: 'He who will hold another down in the mud must stay in the mud to keep him down.'”
-- Chinua Achebe"
"It's never too early to start planning for the weekend and with the way things have been lately, we're really looking forward to a decent break that gets us away from the city. Lagos, we love you, but sometimes we just need space from your... issues!
This weekend, we are seriously scoping La Campagne Tropicana - the rustic inspired beach resort on the edge of the Lagos lagoon, which hosted the Lagos stage of the 2002 Miss World pageant (remember that?), and offers a unique kind of retreat.
We love everything about this place, the immaculate private beaches, the lagoon, swimming pool, horse riding, quad bikes, water bikes, mini-forest reserve, hidden library, great array of fresh food and 21st century huts (each decked out with air-conditioning, refrigeration and cable on 2 floors).
Expect an enjoyable, but very long drive (past Akodo Beach resort and Eleko beach) that will literally take you to the end of the road, but that's exactly where the adventure begins!
Tel: (0702) 840-6575