About the Author

Books by Achebe ~ Short Biography

Books by Achebe
Achebe has writen other books you might find enjoyable if you liked this one, or they may be helpful in thinking about Things Fall Apart.

Anthills of the Savannah Amazon Info - finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize of England
Arrow of God Amazon Info - closely related to Things Fall Apart
Girls at War and Other Stories Amazon Info - more about the Nigerian People
A Man of the People Amazon Info
No Longer at Ease Amazon Info
Non Fiction  
Hopes and Impediments: Selected Stories Amazon Info - place of art and literature in society
Home and Exile Amazon Info - autobiographical
The Trouble with Nigeria Amazon Info
Christmas in Biafra Amazon Info
Beware Soul Brother Amazon Info
Contemporary African Short Stories Amazon Info - editor

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. Born to Christian converts, he was raised in one of the largest villages in Eastern Nigeria, Ogidi. He graduated from the University College, Ibadan where he began to question the anglocentric way of life in literature and art.

Mr. Achebe has written several short stories, poems, novels, and essays about Nigeria. His poetry volume, Christmas in Biafra, was the joint winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

In addition to award winning books and poetry, Chinua Achebe has received over 20 honorary doctorates and has taught at three Universities in the United States (Univ. of Mass. Amherst, Univ. of Conn. Storrs, and Bard College).