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Acclaimed writer Chinua Achebe, whose full name was Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, was born in 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria and died in 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  He attended the University of Ibadan where he studied English. Following school, he joined the staff of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in Lagos. Meanwhile, in 1958 he published Things Fall Apart, his groundbreaking novel brought him worldwide attention. It has since become one of the most widely read books in modern African literature. Later novels include No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, and Anthills of the Savannah. In 1967, Achebe co-founded a publishing company. Achebe lectured at universities in the United States and returned to become a research fellow and later professor of English at the University of Nigeria. He also served as a director for two Nigerian publishers. In 1990, following a serious car accident, Achebe moved to the United States. He taught at Bard College and Brown University. In addition to his novels, Achebe wrote poetry, short stories, and a children's book. Achebe was the recipient of dozens of honorary degrees from universities. Among other honors, he was awarded the Man Booker International Prize, the Dorothy and Lilian Gish Prize, and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

Books by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart 0449208109 Book Cover

Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

$3.59 - $21.87

No Longer at Ease 0449308472 Book Cover

No Longer at Ease

Chinua Achebe

$5.99 - $28.39

Arrow of God 0435905309 Book Cover

Arrow of God

Chinua Achebe

$10.99 - $39.19

Things Fall Apart and related readings 0395775590 Book Cover

Things Fall Apart and related readings

Chinua Achebe

$3.59 - $4.19

Anthills of the Savannah 0385260458 Book Cover

Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe

$4.39 - $21.29

A Man of the People 0385086164 Book Cover

A Man of the People

Chinua Achebe

$4.09 - $66.79

Things Fall Apart / Arrow of God / No Longer at Ease 0143131346 Book Cover

Things Fall Apart / Arrow of God / No Longer at Ease

Chinua Achebe

$15.79 - $23.22

Things Fall Apart with Connections 0030554381 Book Cover

Things Fall Apart with Connections

Chinua Achebe

$4.39 - $4.99

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra 014312403X Book Cover

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

Chinua Achebe

$15.88 - $20.82

How the Leopard Got His Claws 153620949X Book Cover

How the Leopard Got His Claws

Chinua Achebe

$4.29 - $13.98

Girls at War and Other Stories 0385418965 Book Cover

Girls at War and Other Stories

Chinua Achebe

$6.89 - $23.19

Predictions: Thirty Great Minds on the Future (Popular Science) 0192862103 Book Cover

Predictions: Thirty Great Minds on the Future (Popular Science)

Chinua Achebe

$4.19 - $4.69

Home and Exile 0195135067 Book Cover

Home and Exile

Chinua Achebe

$4.39 - $21.98

Telling Times 0312424043 Book Cover

Telling Times

Chinua Achebe

$3.59 - $17.18

The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays 0307272559 Book Cover

The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays

Chinua Achebe

$3.99 - $21.98

Chike and the River 0307473864 Book Cover

Chike and the River

Chinua Achebe

$5.39 - $13.30

Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays 0385247303 Book Cover

Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays

Chinua Achebe

$4.09 - $43.19

The Trouble With Nigeria 9781561475 Book Cover

The Trouble With Nigeria

Chinua Achebe

$28.60

Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing (Penguin USA) 0143114735 Book Cover

Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing (Penguin USA)

Chinua Achebe

$22.72

Collected Poems 1400076587 Book Cover

Collected Poems

Chinua Achebe

$8.49 - $21.98

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe 1411469682 Book Cover

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

$3.59 - $7.30

Arrow of God: a novel of an old Nigeria and a new colonialism. B000FJ7TN2 Book Cover

Arrow of God: a novel of an old Nigeria and a new colonialism.

Chinua Achebe

$12.89

Christmas in Biafra and other poems 0385008406 Book Cover

Christmas in Biafra and other poems

Chinua Achebe

$23.69 - $27.79

Conjunctions: 37, Twentieth Anniversary Issue 0941964531 Book Cover

Conjunctions: 37, Twentieth Anniversary Issue

Chinua Achebe

$4.19

Things Fall Apart, No Longer At Ease, Anthills of the Savannah B00149JB2Y Book Cover

Things Fall Apart, No Longer At Ease, Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe

Out of Stock

York Notes on Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" (Longman Literature Guides) 0582023122 Book Cover

York Notes on Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" (Longman Literature Guides)

Chinua Achebe

$7.09

Yaga Muttai /  9395268441 Book Cover

Yaga Muttai / 

Chinua Achebe

Out of Stock

MR (I) No Longer at Ease 1405072997 Book Cover

MR (I) No Longer at Ease

Chinua Achebe

$8.59

Ujuda Aadhara 164560442X Book Cover

Ujuda Aadhara

Chinua Achebe

Out of Stock

Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays 0385017030 Book Cover

Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays

Chinua Achebe

$60.69

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