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Chinua Achebe

Novelist (16-Nov-1930 — 22-Mar-2013)


Chinua Achebe. Home and Exile. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press. 2000.

John Clement Ball. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel: V. S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie. Routledge. 2003. 224pp.

M. Keith Booker (editor). The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press. 2003. 344pp.

David Carroll. Chinua Achebe. Twayne. 1970. Also editions by Macmillan in 1980 of 192pp, and 1990 of 262pp.

Emmanuel Edame Egar. The Rhetorical Implications of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". University Press of America. 2000. 96pp.

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe. African Literature in Defence of History: An Essay on Chinua Achebe. African Renaissance Foundation. 2003. 193pp.

Ernest Emenyonu; Iniobong I. Uko. Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe: Volume II: Isinka, The Artistic Purpose: Chinua Achebe and the Theory of African Literature. Africa World Press. 2003.

Ernest N. Emenyonu (editor). Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe: Volume I: Omenka, The Master Artist: Critical Perspectives on Achebe's Fiction. Africa World Press. 2004. 510pp.

Annie Gagiano. Achebe, Head, Marechera: On Power and Change in Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 2000. 307pp.

Anjali Gera. Three Great African Novelists: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Amos Tutuola. New Delhi, India: Creative Books. 2001. 149pp.

Simon Gikandi. Reading Chinua Achebe: Language and Ideology in Fiction. London: James Currey. 1991. 165pp.

C. L. Innes; Bernth Lindfors (editors). Critical Perspectives on Chinua Achebe. Washington, DC: Three Continents Press. 1978. 315pp.

S. A. Khayyoom. Chinua Achebe: A Study of His Novels. New Delhi: Creative/Prestige. 1998. 133pp.

Bernth Lindfors (editor). Conversations with Chinua Achebe. University Press of Mississippi. 1997. 199pp.

Bernth Lindfors; Bala Kothandaraman (editors). South Asian Responses to Chinua Achebe. New Delhi, India: Prestige. 1993. 198pp.

Rose Ure Mezu. Chinua Achebe: The Man and His Works. Adonis & Abbey Publishers, Ltd.. 2006. 276pp.

Romanus Okey Muoneke. Art, Rebellion and Redemption: A Reading of the Novels of Chinua Achebe. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 1994. 176pp.

Benedict Chiaka Njoku. The Four Novels of Chinua Achebe: A Critical Study. Peter Lang. 1984. 200pp.

Kalu Ogbaa. Gods, Oracles, and Divination: Folkways in Chinua Achebe's Novels. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. 1992. 269pp.

Ezenwa Ohaeto. Chinua Achebe: A Biography. Indiana University Press. 1997. 326pp.

Chinwe Christiana Okechukwu. Achebe the Orator: The Art of Persuasion in Chinua Achebe's Novels. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2001. 192pp.

Isidore Okpewho. Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Casebook. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2003. 275pp.

Mala Pandurang (editor). Chinua Achebe: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. 2005. 256pp.

Tijan M. Sallah; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Chinua Achebe: Teacher of Light: A Biography. Africa World Press. 2004. 160pp.

Kim Soonsik. Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse in the Novels of Yom Sang-Sop, Chinua Achebe and Salman Rushdie. Peter Lang. 2004.

Jaya Laxmi Rao Vempala. Culture and Anarchy in the Novels of Chinua Achebe. 2003. 153pp.

Robert M. Wren. Achebe's World: The Historical and Cultural Context of the Novels of Chinua Achebe. Three Continents Press. 1980.

Kofi E. Yankson. Chinua Achebe's Novels: A Sociolinguistic Perspective. Pacific Publishers. 1990. 152pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Contemporary Novelists (pp.17-20)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.5)

  8. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.7-9)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.4)

  10. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.7)

  11. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.2)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.4)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.3)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.13)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.2)

  16. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.2)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.32)

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