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"They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit." -- Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe (; born Albert Chin?al?m?g? Achebe on November 16, 1930) is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic. He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos. He gained worldwide attention for Things Fall Apart in the late 1950s; his later novels include No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987). Achebe writes his novels in English and has defended the use of English, a "language of colonizers", in African literature. In 1975, his lecture Racism in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as "a bloody racist".

When the region of Biafra broke away from Nigeria in 1967, Achebe became a devoted supporter of Biafran independence and served as ambassador for the people of the new nation. The war ravaged the populace, and as starvation and violence took its toll, he appealed to the people of Europe and the Americas for aid. When the Nigerian government retook the region in 1970, he involved himself in political parties but soon resigned due to frustration over the corruption and elitism he witnessed. He lived in the United States for several years in the 1970s, and returned to the U.S. in 1990 after a car accident left him partially disabled.

Achebe's novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of values during and after the colonial era. His style relies heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory. He has also published a number of short stories, children's books, and essay collections. He is currently the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Total Books: 176
The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart Arrow of God No Longer at Ease
2017 - The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart Arrow of God No Longer at Ease [Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143131342
ISBN-10: 0143131346
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Man of the People A Novel
2016 - A Man of the People a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062455598
ISBN-10: 0062455591
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Things Fall Apart SparkNotes Literature Guide
2014 - Things Fall Apart Sparknotes Literature Guide [SparkNotes Literature Guide Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781411469686
ISBN-10: 1411469682
Genres: Reference, Teen & Young Adult
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There Was a Country A Personal History of Biafra
2013 - There Was a Country a Personal History of Biafra (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780143124030
ISBN-10: 014312403X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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No Longer at Ease
2013 - No Longer at Ease (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788087888063
ISBN-10: 8087888065
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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There Was a Country
2012 - There Was a Country (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781846145766
ISBN-10: 1846145767
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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How the Leopard Got His Claws
2011 - How the Leopard Got His Claws (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780763648053
ISBN-10: 0763648051
Genre: Children's Books
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Chike and the River
2011 - Chike and the River (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307473868
ISBN-10: 0307473864
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Things Fall Apart
2010 - Things Fall Apart [Critical Insights] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781587657115
ISBN-10: 1587657112
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Education of a British-Protected Child Essays
The Education of a British-Protected Child
2010 - The Education of a British-protected Child (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385667852
ISBN-10: 038566785X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Cambridge 11 Chike and the River
2010 - Cambridge 11 Chike and the River (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780521146982
ISBN-10: 0521146984
Genre: Children's Books
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The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart No Longer at Ease Arrow of God
2010 - The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart No Longer at Ease Arrow of God [Everyman Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781841593272
ISBN-10: 1841593273
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A Man of the People
2010 - A Man of the People (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385667791
ISBN-10: 0385667795
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Arrow of God
2010 - Arrow of God (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385667807
ISBN-10: 0385667809
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Girls at War and Other Stories
2010 - Girls at War and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385669085
ISBN-10: 0385669089
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Anthills of the Savannah
2010 - Anthills of the Savannah (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385667821
ISBN-10: 0385667825
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God
2010 - The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God [Everyman's Library Cloth] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307592705
ISBN-10: 0307592707
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Education of a British Protected Child
2009 - The Education of a British Protected Child (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385667845
ISBN-10: 0385667841
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
2009 - No Longer at Ease By Chinua Achebe [the author of Things Fall Apart] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781607961529
ISBN-10: 1607961520
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Things Fall Apart - Multiple Critical Perspectives
2009 - Things Fall Apart - Multiple Critical Perspectives (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781603891172
ISBN-10: 160389117X
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2005 - No Longer at Ease Intermediate [Macmillan Readers] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Great Commonwealth Stories [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1997 - Conversations with Chinua Achebe [Literary Conversations Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
1996 - Things Fall Apart and Related Readings [Literature Connections] (Hardcover)
1994 - The Voter [Lifewise] (Other)
1988 - African Short Stories [African Writers Series] (Paperback)Paperback
1975 - Morning Yet on Creation Day Essays [Studies in African Literature] (Paperback)Paperback
1966 - Man of the People [African Writers S] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Things Fall Apart with Related Readings [The Emc Masterpiece Series Access Editions] (Hardcover)
The Flute [Import from Nairobi, first publisher, second printing] (Paperback)Paperback