The speaker of this book is Chinua Achebe because it is his story about how the tribes were forced to change and he is willing to share is story.
Background Info, Chinua Achebe was born November 16, 1930. He was raised by Christian parents in an Igbo town.
Why he wrote the book, To show the losing side of the story. He wanted to tell how the issues in Africa are actually a big deal.
The audience from this book would be other people who have had to face change in the way they live and in their beliefs, people who think problems in Africa are not important or choose to ignore them, people who have had a story worth telling but they were too scared to share it, and other people that have been colonized by white people. From the book, an example would be when the white people came and were basically telling the people from the tribes that they had to change and that if they did not change then they were going against everything. Also that the white people came into the tribes and did not think about the Ibbo's customs or their beliefs and the white people were trying to forcec the Igbo people to change.
To get people to realize how change can be hard and how hard change can be for a bigger community, to prove that some people will fight for what they think is right, and to tell the side of the story that no one wants to hear.
The logic behind this is that he wrote this book about everything that has happened to not only himself but also to the Igbo people and to let people know what his tribe went through because of the white men and how they were forced top change. Something else from the book that proves the purpose is that during the book Chinua Achebe portrays all of his characters in a way that can be controversial to how the reader may actually look at them. Also in the book Chinua Achebe shows how the first reaction of the reader is not necessarily the best or correct one.