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Chinua Achebe (1930–2013)

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Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was mostra'n més working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of essays, short stories, and poetry. His works include Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, and There Was a Country. He also wrote four children's books including Chike and the River and How the Leopard Got His Claws. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for his "overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." He also worked as a professor of literature in Nigeria and the United States. He died following a brief illness on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Chinua Achebe

Tot se'n va en orris (1958) 20,903 exemplars, 436 ressenyes
No Longer at Ease (1960) 1,531 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
Arrow of God (1964) 1,295 exemplars, 24 ressenyes
Anthills of the Savannah (1987) 1,123 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
A Man of the People (1966) 870 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Things Fall Apart / No Longer At Ease / Arrow of God (1988) 451 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra (2012) 351 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Things Fall Apart [Norton Critical Edition] (1958) 304 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Girls at War (1972) 282 exemplars
The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays (2009) 239 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Home and Exile (2001) 217 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays (1988) 197 exemplars, 1 ressenya
African Short Stories (1985) — Editor; Col·laborador — 146 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Chike and the River (1966) 144 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Africas Tarnished Name (2018) 133 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Collected Poems (1969) 97 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
How the Leopard Got His Claws (1972) 90 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
An Image of Africa / The Trouble with Nigeria (2010) 74 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Trouble with Nigeria (1984) 64 exemplars
Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories (1992) — Editor — 57 exemplars
Beware Soul Brother (1971) 53 exemplars
Morning yet on creation day: Essays (1975) 34 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
OCR GCSE Story Collection (2002) 21 exemplars
The Drum (1977) 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Flute: A Children's Story (1977) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dead Men's Path 4 exemplars
Civil Peace 2 exemplars
The world of the Ogbanje (1986) 2 exemplars
Už nikdy klid 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Things fall apart 1 exemplars
Human Mine Sweeper 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Col·laborador — 1,140 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles (2008) — Pròleg — 359 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Telling Tales (2004) — Col·laborador — 346 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories (1986) — Col·laborador — 341 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The World's Greatest Short Stories (2006) — Col·laborador — 274 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories (2002) — Pròleg — 54 exemplars
One World of Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
African Literature: an anthology of criticism and theory (2007) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Currents in Fiction (1974) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algunes edicions19 exemplars
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
An African Quilt: 24 Modern African Stories (2012) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
African Rhapsody: Short Stories of the Contemporary African Experience (1994) — Pròleg, algunes edicions16 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Achebe, Albert Chinụalụmọgụ
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Ogidi, Anambra State, Nigeria
Lloc de naixement
Ogidi, Anambra State, Nigeria Protectorate
Lloc de defunció
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
Ogidi, Nigeria
Nekede, Nigeria
Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Oba, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria
Enugu, Nigeria (mostra-les totes 12)
Aba, Biafra
Nsukku, Nigeria
Nneobi, Nigeria
Annandale, New York, USA
Massachusetts, USA
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
University College, Ibadan, Nigeria
University of London
short-story writer
school teacher
Okigbo, Christopher (friend)
Anambra State University of Technology
Bard College
Brown University
Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation
Premis i honors
Booker Prize (2007)
Visiting professorship (University of Massachusetts-Amherst ∙ University of Connecticut ∙ UCLA)
Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (2002)
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Honorary Fellowship.
Nigerian National Merit Award
Biografia breu
Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centers of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and was a graduate of University College, Ibadan.

His early career in radio ended abruptly in 1966, when he left his post as Director of External Broadcasting in Nigeria during the national upheaval that led to the Biafran War. He was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and began lecturing widely abroad.

From 1972 to 1976, and again in 1987 to 1988, Mr. Achebe was Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and also for one year at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Cited in the London Sunday Times as one of the "1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century" for defining "a modern African literature that was truly African" and thereby making "a major contribution to world literature," Chinua Achebe published novels, short stories, essays and children's books. [adapted from Things Fall Apart, c1959, 1994 printing Anchor Books Ed.]

Mr. Achebe received numerous honors from around the world including more than twenty honorary doctorates from universities in England, Scotland, the United States, Canada, and Nigeria.

Latterly Mr. Achebe lived with his wife in Annandale, New York, where they both taught at Bard College. They had four children.



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