Chinua Achebe

Standard Name: Achebe, Chinua

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Bessie Head
In the African section of the Berlin festival she met or re-met Chinua Achebe , Wole Soyinka , Lewis Nkosi , and Dennis Brutus . The only other woman invited, Ama Ata Aidoo , had...
Intertextuality and Influence Meiling Jin
In the introduction to the book of poems that was her first publication, MJ noted that poetry was a form of expression that comes easier to me than most others. This state of affairs was...
Literary responses Buchi Emecheta
The Joys of Motherhood was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection in 1979, and BE received a Best British Writer's Award for it in 1980.
Umeh, Marie, editor. Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Africa World Press, 1996.
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Katherine Frank wrote a review article about her first five novels...

Timeline

December 1905
A young British officer, Hugh Trenchard , ordered the massacre of inhabitants of the village of Ahiara in southern Nigeria in retaliation for the killing of another officer.
By June 1958
The Nigerian Chinua Achebe published his first and still most famous novel, Things Fall Apart (titled from W. B. Yeats ).