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I think it's not a famous story.. One day, the fox came to the bear with a plan. Soon the bear was plowing the field. The fox went for the seeds and then planted them. When they were finished, the fox sat down by the bear. Finally, one day the fox and the bear decided it was time to harvest their crops.
The latter can be traced back more than a thousand years before the Christian era and has existed almost continuously until modern times. Consisting originally of poetry and later of drama and fiction, it grew to include histories and popular stories and tales, as well. Folk, or vernacular, literature was long considered beneath the notice of members of the scholar-official class, who were the arbiters of literary taste. Their own polished and highly stylized writings set the standards for the orthodox literary tradition that began about years ago. Not until the 20th century did colloquial literature gain the support and esteem of the intellectual class.
His most famous novel, Things Fall Apart , is a devastating depiction of the clash between traditional tribal values and the effects of colonial rule, as well as the tension between masculinity and femininity in highly patriarchal societies. Born in Nigeria in , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is part of a new generation of African writers taking the literary world by storm. Her novel Purple Hibiscus is a bildungsroman, depicting the life experience of Kambili and her family during a military coup, while her latest work Americanah is an insightful portrayal of Nigerian immigrant life and race relations in America and the western world.