|Chinua Achebe in 1960|
A reader is likely to have the image of a favourite author fixed in his or her head forever. Usually, this image will be a representation of the author at the age or period the reader got to know him. Hardly will it change. Thus, if the author became a favourite in his old age, this image sticks and rarely does one look back on the author's younger years. And vice versa.
I chanced upon Chinua Achebe's picture, supposedly taken two years after the publication of his debut novel Things Fall Apart. I must say that I've never ever thought of searching for this author in his youthful days. When Things Fall Apart was published, in 1958, the author was twenty-eight.
Have you seen your favourite authors in their young days (if they are old)? And can you identify them?
This picture was obtained through Seun Writes and I hope I'm using it fairly since I'm not benefitting - financially - from its use here.