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Chinua Achebe : a biography.

Author: Ezenwa-Ohaeto.
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full biography of Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ezenwa-Ohaeto.
ISBN: 0852555458 9780852555453
OCLC Number: 56639871
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 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, in all senses of the word, a serious biography of Chinua Achebe, and the only one published so far that has set out to document his life in full. - C.L. Innes in WASAFIRI In writing this Read more...

 
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