Born in eastern Nigeria in 1930, Chinua Achebe published Things Fall Apart in 1958.
The Paris Review did an extensive feature on and interview with Chinua Achebe in their Winter 1994 issue.
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Listen to Chinua Achebe on the Diane Rehm Show (WAMU-FM) on 22 June 2000, discussing African literature and how it's been influenced by Western culture. In his new book he reflects on how European colonization affected his own childhood and education, and on how imperialism's traces are still felt throughout the African continent.
Listen to an hour-long discussion (opening with a brief comment by Chinua Achebe) on Talk of the Nation's "Book Club of the Air," with Ray Suarez on National Public Radio. (Requires the free Real Audio Player)
Who were those missionaries? Stephen Froehlich, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, wrote a paper on
Anglicanism in the novel.
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