Mar 22, 2013 — The world-famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died. Annalisa Quinn reflects on the legacy of Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart.
Mar 22, 2013 — His seminal work played a critical role in establishing post-colonial African literature. Achebe also taught Africana Studies at Brown University.
Oct 15, 2009 — As a child, Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe was initially seduced by Joseph Conrad's novella about an Englishman's journey up the Congo. But then he read the book more closely, and he realized that Conrad's portrayal of Africans was not a humane one.
Jan 18, 2008 — When Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie came to the U.S. for college, she found her roommates didn't know much about Africa. So she gave them a collection of beautiful, complex Ghanaian stories called No Sweetness Here.
Jun 19, 2007 — The acclaimed Nigerian writer recently won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for his literary career. Achebe talks about the premise of his debut novel Things Fall Apart, why he stopped writing for nearly 20 years and how his experiences with Nigeria's fractured political past still shape the way he envisions Africa's future.
May 6, 2006 — Author Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. thinks future business leaders can learn something from literary classics. His book Questions of Character offers lessons from eight major works.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.