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Chinua Achebe : a biography

Author: Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997.
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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, ©1997
(OCoLC)605275360
Online version:
Ezenwa-Ohaeto, 1958-2005.
Chinua Achebe.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)607935614
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ezenwa-Ohaeto
ISBN: 0253333423 9780253333421 0852555466 9780852555460
OCLC Number: 36589272
Description: xii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Missionaries and masquerades, 1930-35; primary school, 1936-43; government college, 1944-47; at the university, 1948-53; teaching and talks, 1954-57; the young controller, 1958-60; the voice of Nigeria, the married man, the General Editor, 1960-62; from "Arrow of Gold" to "A Man for the People", 1963-66; genocide, war and the leopard's claws, 1966-67; the idea of Biafra, 1976-69; art in the midst of war and in the aftermath, 1969-71; collections, controversies and conferences, 1971-72; an American expedition, 1973-75; return to Nsuku, 1975-79; education, culture, politics, 1979-83; an ambassador for literature and justice, 1983-87; leaders, prizes and "Anthills of Savannah", 1987-89; masquerades, celebrations and survival, 1989-93.
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This is a biography of Chinua Achebe, capturing how his personal characteristics have combined with historical events to produce the man who cleared the frontiers of literature for Africa.  Read more...

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