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The Chinua Achebe encyclopedia

Author: M Keith Booker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Biography Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chinua Achebe encyclopedia.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003
(OCoLC)603924612
Online version:
Chinua Achebe encyclopedia.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607058828
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Keith Booker
ISBN: 0325070636 9780325070636
OCLC Number: 52412301
Description: xxi, 318 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword : Chinua Achebe and the institution of African literature / Simon Gikandi --
Preface --
Chronology --
The encyclopedia --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the contributors.
Responsibility: edited by M. Keith Booker ; foreword by Simon Gikandi.

Abstract:

"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.

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