Chinua Achebe born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

(16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) Age 82

Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Mrs. Emenike resents that her husband drives a Mercedes while she is relegated the “noisy Fiat,” and she loathes the words “free primary education,” a new government initiative for which t...


  • From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart -- a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained a considered silence on the events ...


  • Blunted on Reality follows the life of Obi Ifeanyi, a Nigerian born American who is coming of age after the historic election of Barack Obama. As Obi confronts challenges that impact his family, career, and romantic interests, he is forced to examine...


  • Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis....


  • From Chinua Achebe, father of modern African literature, comes a vivid fable about power and freedom. In the beginning, all the animals lived as friends. Their king, the leopard, was strong but gentle and wise. Only Dog had sharp teeth, and only h...


  • The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped. Eleven-year-old Chike longs to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he doesn't have the...


  • A number of distinguished Africans, representing a broad range of disciplines ask what will the continent look like in 2057, a century on from independence in Ghana and Sudan? They set out to provide some 'credible alternative visions', challenging t...


  • Capturing the diversity of African writing from across the continent, this important anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers.From the harsh realities of South Africa, elegantly described by Nobel Prize winner Nad...






  • From the renowned author of The African Trilogy, a political satire about an unnamed African country navigating a path between violence and corruption   As Minister for Culture, former school teacher M. A. Nanga is a man of the people, as cynical as...


  • A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall ApartIn the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a f...



  • Girls at War and Other Stories reveals the essence of life in Nigeria and traces twenty years in the literary career of one of the twentieth century''s most acclaimed writers.In this collection of stories, which display an astonishing range of experi...


  • The second novel in Chinua Achebe’s masterful African trilogy, following Things Fall Apart and preceding No Longer at Ease  When Things Fall Apart ends, colonial rule has been introduced to Umuofia, and the character of the nation, its values, f...


  • In this novel, the so-called sequal to Things Fall Apart Achebe creates a classic story of both personal and moral struggle, and turbulent social conflict.Written before Achebe was thirty, No Longer at Ease tell the story of Obi Okonowo, a man whose ...


  • “A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.”  —Barack Obama Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ...