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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Achebe, Chinua Born 1930. Nigerian writer whose works, including the novel Things Fall Apart (1958), describe traditional African life in conflict with colonial rule and westernization.

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  • Chinua Achebe is the winner of the second Man Booker International Prize.

    June 2007

  • Achebe is worse in this respect, but it is still notable that Munif's story is told almost entirely - apart from two or three chapters out of 77 - from the point of view of the male characters; I don't think there are more than half a dozen women named in the book.

    Linkspam for 17-6-2009

  • Achebe is probably best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart, written in 1958 and Anthills of the Savannah, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1987

    June 2007

  • For those of us interested in serious literature (e.g. Homer, Vergil, Shakespeare), Achebe is a joke, an insult.

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama’s Health Care Plan

  • Achebe is watching from afar, waiting for his country to rebuild itself enough for him to return.

    An African Voice

  • With both previously published and unpublished works by authors such as Achebe, Adichie, Lalami, Abani,

    Emerging Writers Network

  • I think he is not as good as Chinua Achebe at demonstrating the disruptive impact of western colonialism on the local society.

    Linkspam for 17-6-2009

  • Achebe has the local power structures devastated beyond repair.

    Linkspam for 17-6-2009

  • Both Munif and Achebe present a somewhat pre-lapsarian view of the original societies.

    Linkspam for 17-6-2009

  • I haven't seen Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Kenzaburo Oe or Chinua Achebe as keynote speakers at AWP, have you?

    Anis Shivani: Creative Writing Programs: Is The MFA System Corrupt And Undemocratic?

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