I tell my students, it’s not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What’s more difficult is to identify with someone you don’t see, who’s very far away, who’s a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders.
More Chinua Achebe quotes :
I don't care about age very much. I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life.Chinua Achebe
Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.Chinua Achebe