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Reference & Background

Scribner Writers Series

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

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Interviews & Articles

An interview with Chinua Achebe and 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 centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...

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



Research and Criticism

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Chinua Achebe

Born: November 16, 1930

Nationality: Nigerian

Activities: Novelist, Poet, Professor

Literary Periods: Postwar Period, Twentieth Century

Literary Movements: 20th Century Postcolonialism


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