RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Chinua Achebe

A collection of news and information related to Chinua Achebe published by this site and its partners.

Top Chinua Achebe Articles

Displaying items 12-20
  • Book review: 'Chike and the River' by Chinua Achebe

    Book review: 'Chike and the River' by Chinua Achebe
  • Africa's most influential celebrity is author Chinua Achebe

     
    Snooki is a celebrity who writes books. In Africa, on the other hand, writing literary books can make you a celebrity....
  • Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize, sparks controversy

     
    A judge withdraws from the Man Booker International Prize jury when the award goes to Philip Roth. "He goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book," she says. "It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe.".....
  • Chinua Achebe and the Gish Prize

     
    On Wednesday, Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe will accept the Gish Prize in New York. Named for actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, known best for their waiflike presences in silent films, the prize comes with a silver medallion and a significant......
  • Writers chronicle Africa in sync with World Cup

     
    Writers of African descent from Europe and America are winding their way across Africa; they're joining African authors who are writing about their experiences, all in coordination with the World Cup. It's for Pilgrimages, a project of the Chinua Achebe.....
  • Summer reading: Children's books

    The Accidental Genius of Weasel High Rick Detorie Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
  • Nigeria civil war seen from sharpened angles

    [This book review ran in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 12, 2006] The West African nation of Nigeria has suffered more than its share of violence and corruption, starting with its blatantly misrepresentative first election in 1960 and on through its...
  • Le Clezio -- who's he?

    Le Clezio -- who's he?
    If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says. Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...