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Achebe, Chinua

Works: 1,177 works in 4,037 publications in 23 languages and 94,144 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  History  Poetry  Satire  Novels  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Collector, Bibliographic antecedent, wst, Dedicatee, Creator, Narrator, Adapter, Performer, Publishing director
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chinua Achebe
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Book )

560 editions published between 1958 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 9,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1958, this novel tells the story of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community who is banished for accidentally killing a clansman. The novel covers the seven years of his exile to his return, providing an inside view of the intrusion of white missionaries and colonial government into tribal Igbo society in the 1890s
No longer at ease by Chinua Achebe( Book )

216 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obi Okenkwo, a Nigerian country boy, is determined to make it in the city. Educated in England, he has new, refined tastes which eventually conflict with his good resolutions and lead to his downfall
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe( Book )

218 editions published between 1864 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 3,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect--the personal struggle between father and son. The second novel in Chinua Achebe's masterful African trilogy, following Things Fall Apart and preceding No Longer at Ease Regarded by Chinua Achebe as his greatest achievement, Arrow of God is a tale of the generation that came after Okonkwo as they took up their own struggle between continuity and change. Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But his authority is increasingly under threat--from rivals within his tribe, from functionaries of the colonial government, and even from his own family members. Yet he believes himself to be untouchable: surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. But his people will not be dominated so easily. Mythic and powerful, Arrow of God is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith, and the downfall of a man in a society forever altered by colonialism. -- Publisher description
Anthills of the savannah by Chinua Achebe( Book )

116 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of African politics that prophesieses social change
A man of the people by Chinua Achebe( Book )

166 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color and vivacity as well as the violence and corruption of a society making its own way between the two worlds
Girls at war, and other stories by Chinua Achebe( Book )

96 editions published between 1971 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis
African short stories( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Hopes and impediments : selected essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's critical writings over the past twenty-five years use his creative energies to expose the monster of racist habit and offer a new perspective on the human condition
Morning yet on creation day : essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things fall apart : notes ... by John Chua( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe's legacy illuminations from Africa by Chinua Achebe( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe's novels and essays have always drawn our attention to issues of memory, the story, history and our own obligation to history as Africans. Achebe constantly goes back to the authority of narrative - the story; and as the subsequent generations of African writers like Chimamanda Adichie keep returning to, to celebrate Africa's many stories, its moments of failure and triumph. Achebe, more than any other writer on this continent, has inspired many, and hopefully the African story tellers of the coming centuries, irrespective of their location will continue to be inspired by him. This collection of essays is an enduring tribute to this rich legacy of Achebe
Collected poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring seven new, never-before-published poems in addition to Chinua Achebe's award-winning earlier work, Collected Poems makes available again after more than twenty-five years the poetry of Africa's foremost novelist. From an account of the tragedy of Biafra to an appeal to African consciousness, from a gentle mockery of tradition to a recollection of personal relationships, Achebe's poems are marked by a richness of language and blend simplicity and eloquence, fierceness and tenderness and a careful attention to the minute - a facial expression, a wrinkled hand, a sunbeam."--Jacket
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Recording )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action
Chike and the river by Chinua Achebe( Book )

37 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Chike has a burning desire to go across the River Niger, and comes face to face with dangerous robbers
The African trilogy : Things fall apart ; No longer at ease ; Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa
The trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beware, soul brother; poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

46 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
Christmas in Biafra and other poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Things fall apart
No longer at easeArrow of GodAnthills of the savannahA man of the peopleGirls at war, and other storiesA tribute to James Baldwin : Black writers redefine the struggle : proceedings of a conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 22-23, 1988 featuring Chinua Achebe, Irma McClaurin-Allen, Andrew Salkey, Michael Thelwell, John Edgar WidermanAfrican short storiesHopes and impediments : selected essays
Alternative Names
Āčaba, Činewā

Ačebe, Činua

Ačebe, Činua 1930-2013

Achebe A. Ch

Achebe A. Ch. 1930-2013

Achebe Albert Chinua

Achebe, Albert Chinua 1930-

Achebe, Albert Chinua 1930-2013

Achebe, Albert Chinụalụmọgụ

Achebe, Albert Chinualumogu 1930-2013

Achebe Ch

Achebe Ch. 1930-2013

Achebe, Chinua 1930-

Achebe, Chinua 1930-2013

Achebe Chinualumogu Albert

Achebe, Chinualumogu Albert 1930-

Achebe, Chinualumogu Albert 1930-2013

Achebe, Chnua 1930-2013

Acībī, Cinūā

Albert Chinualumogo Achebe

Ats'ebeh, Ts'inuʼa

Ats'ebeh, Ts'inuʾa 1930-2013

Atšiyabaʾ, Tšīnuwā 1930-2013

Chinua Achebe.

Chinua Achebe 1930-2013

Chinua Achebe, Albert 1930-2013

Chinua Achebe écrivain nigérian

Chinua Achebe escritor, mestre e crítico nixeriano

Chinua Achebe ibó származású, angol nyelven alkotó nigériai regényíró, költő, tanár

Chinua Achebe nigerialainen kirjailija

Chinua Achebe Nigerian a nobelista, poeta ampong kritiku

Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic

Chinua Achebe nigerianischer Schriftsteller

Chinua Achebe nigerianischer Schriftsteller (1930-2013)

Chinua Achebe nigeriansk författare

Chinua Achebe nigeriansk forfatter

Chinua Achebe nigerijský romanopisec, básník, profesor a kritik

Chinua Achebe nigeryjski pisarz i poeta

Chinua Achebe Nijeryalı romancı, şâir, profesör ve eleştirmen

Chinua Achebe romanschrijver uit Nigeria (1930-2013)

Chinua Achebe scrittore, saggista e critico letterario nigeriano

Chinua, Albert Chinụalụmọgụ, 1930-2013

Chinualumgu, Albert

Chinualumgu, Albert 1930-2013

Chinualumogu Achebe, Albert 1930-2013

Chinualumogu, Albert 1930-2013

Činua Ačebe

Τσινούα Ατσέμπε‏ 1930-2013

Τσινούα Ατσέμπε Νιγηριανός συγγραφέας, ποιητής, πανεπιστημιακός και κριτικός

Ачебе‏ 1930-2013

Ачебе А. Ч

Ачебе А. Ч. 1930-2013

Ачебе Ч

Ачебе Ч. 1930-2013

Ачебе Чинуа

Чинуа Ачебе

Чинуа Ачебе нигерийский прозаик, поэт и литературный критик

Чынуа Ачэбэ

Չինուա Աչեբե

אצ׳בה, צ׳ינוא

אצ'בה, צ'ינוא

אצ'בה, צ'ינוא 1930-

אצ'בה, צ'ינואה 1930-

צ'ינוא אצ'בה

צ'ינואה אצ'בה סופר ומשורר ניגרי

أتشيبى، تشينوا، 1930-

أتشينى، شينوا

أشيبى، تشنوا، 1930-

تشينو أتشيبي

تشينوا أتشيبي

شينوا أتشيبي، 1930-

چینوآ آچه‌به

چینوا آچہ بہ

چینوا آچیه

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ชินัว อะเชเบ

ჩინუა აჩებე

아체베, 치누아 1930-2013

아체베, 친와 1930-2013

아췌베, 치누아 1930-2013

치누아 아체베

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