Chinua Achebe  

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Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

List of works

Novels
Short stories
  • Marriage Is A Private Affair (1952)
  • Dead Men's Path (1953)
  • The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories (1953)
  • Civil Peace (1971)
  • Girls at War and Other Stories (including "Vengeful Creditor") (1973)
  • African Short Stories (editor, with C.L. Innes) (1985)
  • Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories (editor, with C.L. Innes) (1992)
  • The Voter
Poetry
  • Beware, Soul-Brother, and Other Poems (1971) (published in the US as Christmas at Biafra, and Other Poems, 1973)
  • Don't let him die: An anthology of memorial poems for Christopher Okigbo (editor, with Dubem Okafor) (1978)
  • Another Africa (1998)
  • Collected Poems Carcanet Press (2005)
  • Refugee Mother And Child
  • Vultures
Essays, criticism, non-fiction and political commentary

Children's books

  • Chike and the River (1966)
  • How the Leopard Got His Claws (with John Iroaganachi) (1972)
  • The Flute (1975)
  • The Drum (1978)





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