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Chinua Achebe (1930 – )

Nationality: Nigerian
Born: Nigeria
Periods: African

Author of “Things Fall Apart,” now translated into nearly 50 languages.

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Our pages on these individual works by Chinua Achebe

Anthills of the Savannah

Arrow of God

A Man of the People

No Longer At Ease

Things Fall Apart

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Criticism about Chinua Achebe

Achebe’s Fiction and Contemporary Nigerian Politics
Very short piece by a professor at Brown University, describing Achebe’s use of language “to expose and combat the propaganda generated by African politicians to manipulate their own people.”
Contains: Sketch, Commentary
Author: George P. Landow
From: Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English
African Authors: Chinua Achebe
This site provides links to extensive information on the author, as well as offering a detailed study guide for Things Fall Apart and a fair amount of suggested criticism on Achebe’s works in general, some abstracted.
Contains: Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Criticism, Commentary
Author: Cora Agatucci
Chinua Achebe
This extensive page includes a biography as well as many commentaries on particular novels and issues in Achebe’s writing, mostly written by students.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Commentary, Criticism, Works List
From: Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English
Women in Achebe’s World
A scholarly article, which calls attention to the role and view of women in several of Achebe’s works, including Things Fall Apart, No Longer At Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the People, and Anthills of the Savannah.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary, Bibliography
Author: Rose Ure Mezu
From: Womanist Theory and Research Summer 1995

Biographical sites about Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (1930-)
This site contains a full biography of Chinua Achebe, descriptions of his major works, a list of many of his other books, and a suggested bibliography of criticism.
Contains: Bibliography, Works List, Full Bio
Author: Kuusankoski Public Library, Finland
Chinua Achebe’s Biography and Style
Biographical information.
Contains: Extensive Bio
From: Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English

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