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Chinua Achebe : a biography

Author: Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first biography of Chinua Achebe. His novels span the African experience of colonialism, independence and of civilian and military corruption. His short stories in particular reflect his involvement in the Biafran civil war in Nigeria. His poetry, both in English and Igbo, reveals a sensitive talent. His children's stories introduced the young and their parents to the excitement of books. Chinua Achebe  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ezenwa-Ohaeto, 1958-2005.
Chinua Achebe.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605275360
Online version:
Ezenwa-Ohaeto, 1958-2005.
Chinua Achebe.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1997
(OCoLC)607935614
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ezenwa-Ohaeto
ISBN: 0253333423 9780253333421 0852555466 9780852555460
OCLC Number: 36589272
Description: xii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Ezenwa-Ohaeto.
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This is the first biography of Chinua Achebe. His novels span the African experience of colonialism, independence and of civilian and military corruption. His short stories in particular reflect his involvement in the Biafran civil war in Nigeria. His poetry, both in English and Igbo, reveals a sensitive talent. His children's stories introduced the young and their parents to the excitement of books. Chinua Achebe had an active and generous role in encouraging other African writers by starting the literary journal Okike, by founding a publishing house in war-torn Nigeria and by introducing, in his role as the Founding Editor of the African Writers Series, new writers to a worldwide audience. Through his teaching in universities in Africa and America he showed the importance of Africa's own literature in the re-establishment of its cultural independence.

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