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Tributes: Chinua Achebe

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chinua Achebe was considered by many to be the father of Nigerian -- and modern African -- literature. His novel, Things Fall Apart, which was first published in 1958 and has been translated into 45 languages. Mr. Achebe died earlier today at the age of 82. I had the opportunity to speak with him several times...and you can hear to my 2008 conversation with Chinua Achebe and fellow Nigerian writer Chris Abani below!

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Chinua Achebe and K. Anthony Appiah at the Unterberg Poetry Center

Monday, November 02, 2009

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, now 78, is often called the father of modern African literature. His 1958 novel Things Fall Apart inspired post-Colonial fiction told in the voices of those who had experienced Colonialism first hand.

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Chinua Achebe

Friday, July 10, 2009

He has been called the father of a generation of writers. First published at the dawn of Nigeria’s independence, Things Fall Apart has been translated into 50 languages, has sold 10 million copies, and is required reading in countless schools. Kurt Andersen asks Achebe if his novel foreshadowed ...

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Chinua Achebe

Friday, December 19, 2008

The author of Things Fall Apart has been called the father of a generation of writers. His enduring novel has been translated into 50 languages, has sold 10 million copies, and is required reading in countless high schools. Kurt asked Achebe to look back at what's happened in ...

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Chinua Achebe and Chris Abani

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Chinua Achebe has been called the father of modern African literature. He’s here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famous novel, Things Fall Apart. And the acclaimed young Nigerian novelist Chris Abani talks about Achebe's influence on his own work.

Event: Chinua Achebe, Chris Abani, Toni Morrison, Chimamanda ...

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If Women Ruled the World

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers thinks that if women ruled the world, businesses would be more profitable, communities would be healthier, and politics would be more collegial. Also: acclaimed Nigerian authors Chinua Achebe and Chris Abani. And k.d. lang on her new album, "Watershed."

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