Chinua Achebe: Incitement

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

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One of the most famous of 20th Century African writers, the Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe died five years ago today at age 82. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, is the most widely read work of modern African literature. Achebe went on to publish four more novels and other works. He was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2007.

The Achebe quote featured in today’s two-diagram Quip-Find puzzle is a statement about cause and effect. (Difficulty: ★★.)

(Both diagrams in this puzzle involve “wraparounds” or “hidden adjacencies”: Thus in the first diagram. B is adjacent to L, X is adjacent to A, and M is adjacent to U — in each case on the hidden back side of the rack. Similarly, in the second diagram, K is adjacent to N, G is adjacent to B, and L is adjacent to A.)

Now it is your turn to be the puzzlemaster: Having solved the Quip-Find puzzle above (or peeked at the answer), try to put each part of the Achebe quote onto the Quipto® diagram. (Difficulty: (1) ★★★★★; (2) ★★★★.)

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