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Achebe, Chinua

Overview
Works: 816 works in 2,664 publications in 9 languages and 73,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Political fiction  Poetry  Satire  Conference proceedings  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Narrator, Adapter
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3, 823
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Publications about Chinua Achebe
Publications by Chinua Achebe
Publications by Chinua Achebe, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Chinua Achebe
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Book )
330 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 9,876 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 )
152 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,064 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 )
142 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,909 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 )
71 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 2,761 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of African politics that prophesieses social change
A man of the people by Chinua Achebe( Book )
127 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,635 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 )
75 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 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 )
21 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,363 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 )
30 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
Hopes and impediments : selected essays by Chinua Achebe( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 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
Collected poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 951 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."--BOOK JACKET
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
This story is set in Nigeria. Okonkwo is a hard working farmer and a strict father. Banished for several years due to an accidental killing, he returns to his home to find the British government replacing tribal customs
Chike and the river by Chinua Achebe( Book )
30 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
When an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy leaves his small village to live with his uncle in the city, he is exposed to a range of new experiences and becomes fascinated with crossing the Niger River on a ferry boat
Beware, soul brother; poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )
40 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Christmas in Biafra and other poems by Chinua Achebe( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 libraries worldwide
The trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
How the leopard got his claws by Chinua Achebe( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Recounts how the leopard got his claws and teeth and why he rules the forest with terror
The short century : independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994 ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Things fall apart : authoritative text, contexts and criticism by Chinua Achebe( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
The brilliance of Things Fall Apart is that it addresses the imposition of colonization and the crisis in African culture caused by the collapse of colonial rule. Achebe prophetically argued that colonial domination and the culture it left in Africa had such a stranglehold on African peoples that its consequences would haunt African society long after colonizers had left the continent
 
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Alternative Names
Ačebe, Činua, 1930-2013
Achebe, Albert Chinua
Achebe, Albert Chinua, 1930-
Achebe, Albert Chinua 1930-2013
Achebe, Albert Chinualumogu
Achebe, Albert Chinualumogu 1930-2013
Achebe, Chinua
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
Chinualumgu, Albert
Chinualumgu Albert 1930-2013.
Chinualumogu Achebe, Albert 1930-2013
Chinualumogu, Albert, 1930-
Chinualumogu, Albert 1930-2013
אצ׳בה, צ׳ינוא
أتشيبى، تشينوا، 1930-
أتشينى، شينوا
أشيبى، تشنوا، 1930-
شينوا أتشيبي، 1930-
アチェベ, チヌア
アチュベ
Languages
English (1,251)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
Sinhalese (2)
French (1)
Hungarian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Arabic (1)
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