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Topic: Authors: CHINUA ACHEBE

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe, 2008 by Stuart C. Shapiro, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: November 16, 1930

Nationality: Nigerian

Activities: Novelist, Poet, Professor

Literary Periods:

  • Postwar Period 
  • Twentieth Century

Literary Movements:

  • 20th Century Postcolonialism

Brief biography

Literary Criticism

Bibliography of works


Find an interview with Chinua Achebe in The Paris Review, "The Art of Fiction, no. 134, winter 1994


Things Fall Apart

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart, the center cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...

-- W.B. Yeats, "The Second Coming," 1920

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       2006 edition;

                     1st published,  1958

Scribner Writers Series

Essays on the life and works of Chinua Achebe, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies.

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Research & Criticism

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