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Achebe, Chinua

Works: 1,016 works in 3,614 publications in 19 languages and 88,651 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  History  Autobiographies  Poetry  Satire  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Creator, wst, Dedicatee, Publishing director, Adapter, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
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 )

520 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 9,656 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 )

207 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,337 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
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe( Book )

211 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,177 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
Anthills of the savannah by Chinua Achebe( Book )

107 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,884 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 3 languages and held by 2,828 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 )

83 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 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
Hopes and impediments : selected essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,428 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
African short stories( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Things fall apart : notes ... by John Chua( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning yet on creation day : essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 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 )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 864 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 )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Chike has a burning desire to go across the River Niger, and comes face to face with dangerous robbers
Chinua Achebe's legacy : illuminations from Africa by James Ogude( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 749 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
The African trilogy : Things fall apart ; No longer at ease ; Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 716 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 )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the leopard got his claws by Chinua Achebe( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how the leopard got his claws and teeth and why he rules the forest with terror
Beware, soul brother; poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in Biafra and other poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.02 for A tribute ... to 0.47 for The troubl ...)

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 WidermanHopes and impediments : selected essaysAfrican short stories
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 Chinụalụmọgụ

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 nigerijský romanopisec, básník, profesor a kritik

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

Činua Ačebe

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

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

ଚିନୁଆ ଅଚେବେ

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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