Chinua Achebe

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photo: © Stephen Long

Chinua Achebe (1930 - 2013) is one of 52 authors who appear on our "Notable Writers of Color" poster, on display in the English Department Advising Office. One of the foremost African novelists of the twentieth century, Achebe was born in Ogidi, Nigeria. He has taught at several Nigerian and American universities and his works have been taught in literature classes around the world.

Selected Works:

African Short Stories

Aka Weta: An Anthology of Igbo Poetry (co-editor)

Anthills of the Savannah

Arrow of God

Beware, Soul-Brother, and Other Poems

Chike and the River

Christmas at Biafra, and Other Poems

Don't Let Him Die: An Anthology of Memorial Poems for Christofer Okigbo

The Drum

The Flute

Girls at War

Hopes and Impediments

How the Leopard Got His Claws (with John Iroaganachi)

A Man of the People

Morning Yet on Creation Day

No Longer at Ease

The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories

Things Fall Apart

The Trouble With Nigeria

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