Achebe, Chinua

About Chinua Achebe

Biography on Chinua Achebe. Source:

Biography. Source:

Profile of Chinua Achebe., 2008 (July 22).

Parkes, Nii Ayikwei. No individual 'fathered' modern African literature., 2009 (December 2).


Rahim, Sameer. The Education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe. The Telegraph, 2010 (January 16).

Mongredien, Phil. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The Observer, 2010 (January 31).

Slattery, Katharine. Chinua Achebe and the Language of the Colonizer. Source:, 1998 (May 19).

Ascherson, Neal. Betrayal. The New York Review of Books, 1988 (March 3).

Hutchinson, Shaun. Review: No Longer At Ease. The New Black Magazine, no date given.


Bacon, Katie. An African voice. The, 2000 (August 2).

Bowen, Roger. Speaking Truth to Power: An Interview with Chinua Achebe., 2005.

Brooks, Jerome.Chinua Achebe, The Art of Fiction No. 139. The Paris Review No. 133, Winter 1994.

Cooper, Carol. Chinua Achebe´s Things Fall Apart Turns 50 This Year. The Village Voice, 2008 (February 19).

Jayakrishna, Nandini. Q & A with Chinua Achebe. The Brown Daily Herald, 2009 (November 11).

Morrow, Bradford. Chinua Achebe, An Interview., 1991.

Otchet, Amy. Chinua Achebe: no longer at ease in exile - Interview., 2001 (June).

Phillips, Caryl. Out of Africa. The Guardian, 2003 (February 22).


Akers Rhoads, Diana. Culture in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. African Studies Review (Vol. 36, No. 2, Sep., 1993) on JSTOR.

Anyadike, Chima.Duality and Resilience in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Philosophia Africana, 2007 (March) on BNET.

Mezu, Rose Ure. Women in Achebe's World. Womanist Theory and Research 1.2 (1995).

Writings by Chinua Achebe


Poetry of Chinua Achebe. Source:, no date given.

Collected poems. Random House, 2004.


Things Fall Apart - excerpt. Random House, 1994.


"An Image of Africa" (an excerpt). The Massachusetts Review (Vol.18), 1977.

Nigeria's Promise, Africa's Hope. The New York Times: The Opinion Pages, 2011 (January 15)

The Education of a British-Protected Child - excerpt. The New York Times, 2009 (December 15).

Audio and Audiovisual Material


Things Fall Apart

Webcast of Symposium held at the Library of Congress, Washington, November 3, 2008.  Morning Session,  Afternoon Session,  Evening Session(with Reading by Achebe)

African voices: 'Chinua Achebe - Africa's man of letters'.  CNN, April 2009.


'Achebe's homecoming'

BBC Newsnight had been given a great opportunity to accompany the father of African literature, Chinua Achebe, on only his second visit home in two decades. BBC, February 2009.

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe talks about slavery,colonialism, Africa and the African diaspora. Watch theyoutube link.

Achebe Discusses 'Things Fall Apart' 50 Years on PBS News Hour. PBS, 2008 (May 27).




Contemporary Writers

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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A Dictionary of Writers

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 Kindlers Literatur Lexikon  

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Secondary Literature:

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