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Achebe, Chinua

Works: 947 works in 3,423 publications in 15 languages and 85,485 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  History  Satire  Personal narratives  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, wst
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3, 823
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Most widely held works about Chinua Achebe
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Most widely held works by Chinua Achebe
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Book )

509 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 9,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1959, 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 )

200 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning to Africa from his education abroad, Obi Okonkwo feels alienated and disgusted at the fact that he has been thrust into the ruling class, of whom most are corrupt
Anthills of the savannah by Chinua Achebe( Book )

102 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

164 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,739 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 )

80 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 1,761 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 1997 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Morning yet on creation day : essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 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
Chike and the river by Chinua Achebe( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Chike has a burning desire to go across the River Niger, and comes face to face with dangerous robbers
How the leopard got his claws by Chinua Achebe( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how the leopard got his claws and teeth and why he rules the forest with terror
Christmas in Biafra and other poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of a British-protected child : essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pieces here span reflections on personal and collective identity, on home and family, on literature, language and politics, and on Achebe's lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of 'Africa' for its own authorship. For the first thirty years of his life, before Nigeria's independence in 1960, Achebe was officially defined as a 'British Protected Person'. In The Education of a British-Protected Child he gives us a vivid, ironic and delicately nuanced portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its 'middle ground', interrogating both his happy memories of reading English adventure stories in secondary school and also the harsher truths of colonial rule
There was a country : a personal history of Biafra by Chinua Achebe( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world-renowned novelist describes what it was like living through the Biafran War in Nigeria from 1967-1970, detailing the horror of those terrible years and discussing what that time has come to mean for him as a writer
Home and exile by Chinua Achebe( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African political life. Now, in Home and Exile, Achebe reveals the man behind his powerful work. Here is an extended exploration of the European impact on African culture, viewed through the most vivid experience available to the author--his own life. It is an exte
An introduction to the African novel by Eustace Palmer( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinua Achebe encyclopedia by M. Keith Booker( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe is widely regarded as the most important of the numerous African novelists who gained global attention in the second half of the 20th century. Achebe is certainly the African writer best known in the West, and his first novel, Things Fall Apart, is a founding text of postcolonial African literature and regarded as one of the central works of world literature of the last 50 years. Though best known as a novelist, Achebe is also a critic, activist, and spokesman for African culture. This reference is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to his life and writings. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries. Some of these are substantive summary discussions of Achebe's major work of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry."--Jacket
Chinua Achebe's legacy : illuminations from Africa by James Ogude( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 0 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
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Things fall apart
Alternative Names
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 Chinualumogu

Achebe, Albert Chinualumogu 1930-2013

Achebe Ch

Achebe Ch. 1930-2013

Achebe, Chinua 1930-

Achebe, Chinualumogu Albert

Achebe, Chinualumogu Albert 1930-

Achebe, Chinualumogu Albert 1930-2013

Achebe, Chnua 1930-2013

Acībī, Cinūā

Ats'ebeh, Ts'inuʼa

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 Nigerian a nobelista, poeta ampong kritiku

Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic

Chinua Achebe nigerianischer Schriftsteller

Chinua Achebe nigeriansk forfatter

Chinua Achebe nigeryjski pisarz i poeta

Chinua Achebe romanschrijver uit Nigeria (1930-2013)

Chinua Achebe scrittore, saggista e critico letterario nigeriano

Chinualumgu, Albert

Chinualumgu, Albert 1930-2013

Chinualumogu Achebe, Albert 1930-2013

Chinualumogu, Albert 1930-2013

Çinua Açebe

Τσινούα Ατσέμπε Νιγηριανός συγγραφέας, ποιητής, πανεπιστημιακός και κριτικός

Ачебе А. Ч

Ачебе А. Ч. 1930-2013

Ачебе Ч

Ачебе Ч. 1930-2013

Чинуа Ачебе

Чинуа Ачебе нигерийский прозаик, поэт и литературный критик

Чынуа Ачэбэ

Չինուա Աչեբե

אצ׳בה, צ׳ינוא

אצ'בה, צ'ינוא 1930-

אצ'בה, צ'ינואה 1930-

צ'ינוא אצ'בה

צ'ינואה אצ'בה

أتشيبى، تشينوا، 1930-

أتشينى، شينوا

أشيبى، تشنوا، 1930-

تشينو أتشيبي

تشينوا أتشيبي

شينوا أتشيبي، 1930-

چینوآ آچه‌به

چینوا آچیه

चिनुआ अचेबे

চিনুয়া আচেবে

ਚਿਨੁਆ ਅਚੇਬੇ

சின்னுவ அச்செபே

చినువ అచెబె

ಚಿನುವ ಅಚಿಬೆ

ചിന്വാ അച്ചേബേ

ชินัว อะเชเบ

ჩინუა აჩებე

아체베, 치누아 1930-

아체베, 친와 1930-

아췌베, 치누아 1930-

치누아 아체베

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No longer at easeAnthills of the savannahA man of the peopleGirls at war, and other storiesAfrican short storiesCollected poemsChike and the riverHow the leopard got his claws