Things Fall Apart

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May 28th, 2013
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By Chido Nwangwu, Since 1958 – with the novel Things Fall Apart, the great writer laid the foundation for what I call the power and permanence of Chinua Achebe. Between 1958 and 2013, amidst a body of first rate works, especially his 2012 blockbuster, personal history of Biafra: There Was a Cou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2013
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Newspapers and Magazines were quite rightly full of very extensive eulogies of Chinua Achebe who passed away aged 82.  Most chose to omit the tragic chapter of his involvement in the Biafra secession attempt that culminated in the civil war and the consolidation of a giant united Nigeria. There is ro...
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Apr 8th, 2013
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LAKSHMI KRUPA Who will fill the void now that Chinua Achebe is gone? This writer wonders if Chimananda Ngozie Adichie is the answer. Even as I, along with countless other fans of the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe grieve the loss of one of the greatest post-colonial voices, I can’t help but look to th...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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By Qansy Salako Professor Chinualumogu Achebe passed on too early at 82. Given how the literary world remains insatiable drinking from his fountain of knowledge, he should have lived to 200. At least. “Your love has spread all over my body as palm oil does on hot yam.” That was my quintessential line...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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By Belayneh Abate Many news outlets broadcasted the death of Chinua Achebe. His flesh that he shares with us and other animals might have changed its physical form. But how could a soul embellished with wits and wisdoms such as the following die? “They are very clever. They came quietly and pea...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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As we mourn the death of our great literary scholar, Chinua Achebe, here is a review of what is arguably his magnum opus, Things Fall Apart. Review: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe In “Things Fall Apart”, Chinua Achebe did what Joseph Conrad could not do in “Heart of Darkness”, that is present faith...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 25th, 2013
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Chinua Achebe best known for breakthrough novel ‘Things fall Apart’ Nigerian novelist, poet and essayist Chinua Achebe, who died last week at the age of 82, was seen by many as the father of African literature. Simon Winder, publishing director at Penguin, called him an “utterly remarkable man”. “Chi...
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Mar 24th, 2013
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They Never Read Him True, as Soyinka observes, Things Fall Apart, Albert Chinualumogu Achebe’s first novel, “is a work of extraordinary power and insight. It remains one of the best-known works by the Nigerian writer, whose career has spanned over 50 years and encompassed essays, poetry, the short st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain Just yesterday, when I was provoked to write my latest piece “Getting Our Perspective Right on Our Fellow Africans,” I quoted extensively from a great work by a great genius of Africa, Chinua Achebe. At the time, I had no idea that Achebe was inches away from death. Also my hunch te...
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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The novelist and political dissident captured the soul of a continent — and helped me discover my own history By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Chinua Achebe has died at 82. To commemorate his passing, we have republished Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s essay from 2010 about the author’s work...