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Tydskrif vir Letterkunde

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Tydskr. letterkd. vol.50 n.2 Pretoria  2013




Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)




"Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond."

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, 1958

"I would be quite satisfied if my novels (especially the ones I set in the past) did no more than teach my readers that their past-with all its imperfections- was not one long night of savagery from which the first Europeans acting on God's behalf delivered them."

Chinua Achebe, Morning Yet on Creation Day, 1975

"The writer is often faced with two choices-turn away from the reality of life's intimidating complexity or conquer its mystery by battling with it. The writer who chooses the former soon runs out of energy and produces elegantly tired fiction." Chinua Achebe, There Was a Country, 2012

Things Fall Apart, 1958 (novel)

No Longer At Ease, 1960 (novel)

The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories, 1962 (short stories)

Arrow of God, 1964 (novel)

A Man of the People, 1966 (novel)

Chike and the River, 1966 (children's fiction)

The Insider: Stories of War and Peace from Nigeria, (with others), 1971 (essays)

Beware, Soul-Brother and Other Poems, 1971 (poetry)

How the Leopard Got His Claws, (with John Iroaganachi), 1972 (children's fiction)

Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems, 1973 (poetry)

Girls at War, and Other Stories, 1973 (short stories)

Morning Yet on Creation Day, 1975 (essays)

In Person: Achebe, Awoonor, and Soyinka at the University of Washington, 1975.

The Flute, 1975 (children's fiction)

Winds of Change: Modern Stories from Black Africa, (with Jomo Kenyatta and Amos Tutuola), 1977 (essays)

Don't Let Him Die: An Anthology of Memorial Poems for Christopher Okigbo, (with Dubem Okafor) 1978 (poetry)

The Drum, 1978 (children's fiction)

Aka Weta: An Anthology of Igbo Poetry; Aka Weta: Egwu Aguluagu, Egwu Edeluede", (with Obiara Udechukwu), 1982 (poetry)

The Trouble with Nigeria, 1983 (essays)

African Short Stories, (with C. L. Innes), 1985 (short stories)

Anthills of the Savannah, 1987 (novel)

The University and the Leadership factor in Nigerian Politics, 1988

Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays 1965-1987, 1988 (essays)

Beyond Hunger in Africa: Conventional Wisdom and an African Vision, 1991 (essays)

The Voter, 1994 (short stories)

Another Africa, 1998 (poetry)

Echi di ime: taa bu gboo, / odee ("Tomorrow is pregnant with the unknown"), 1999

Home & Exile, 2000 (essays)

Collected Poems, 2005 (poetry)

The Education of a British-Protected Child, 2009 (essays)

There Was a Country, A Personal History of Biafra, 2012 (memoir)

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