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Chinua Achebe (1930–2013)

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Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was toon meer working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of essays, short stories, and poetry. His works include Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, and There Was a Country. He also wrote four children's books including Chike and the River and How the Leopard Got His Claws. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for his "overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." He also worked as a professor of literature in Nigeria and the United States. He died following a brief illness on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: Photograph by Stuart C. Shapiro; used by permission

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Werken van Chinua Achebe

Een wereld valt uiteen (1958) 20,453 exemplaren
Weerzien met vreemden (1960) 1,496 exemplaren
Pijl van God (1964) 1,265 exemplaren
Verlaten tempel van de macht (1987) 1,109 exemplaren
Een zoon van zijn volk roman (1966) 855 exemplaren
Hoe meisjes oorlog voeren (1972) 275 exemplaren
Home and Exile (2001) 216 exemplaren
Afrika indruk Afrikaanse verhalen (1985) — Redacteur; Medewerker — 144 exemplaren
Chike and the River (1966) 141 exemplaren
Africas Tarnished Name (2018) 123 exemplaren
Collected Poems (1969) 96 exemplaren
How the Leopard Got His Claws (1972) 82 exemplaren
The Trouble with Nigeria (1984) 63 exemplaren
Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories (1992) — Redacteur — 55 exemplaren
Beware Soul Brother (1971) 50 exemplaren
OCR GCSE Story Collection (2002) 21 exemplaren
The Drum (1977) 13 exemplaren
The Flute: A Children's Story (1977) 8 exemplaren
Dead Men's Path 4 exemplaren
Už nikdy klid 2 exemplaren
Civil Peace 2 exemplaren
Vengeful Creditor [short story] (2016) 2 exemplaren
The world of the Ogbanje (1986) 2 exemplaren
Human Mine Sweeper 1 exemplaar

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Officiële naam
Achebe, Albert Chinụalụmọgụ
Geboortedatum
1930-11-16
Overlijdensdatum
2013-03-21
Graflocatie
Ogidi, Anambra State, Nigeria
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
Nigeria
Geboorteplaats
Ogidi, Anambra State, Nigeria Protectorate
Plaats van overlijden
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Woonplaatsen
Ogidi, Nigeria
Nekede, Nigeria
Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Oba, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria
Enugu, Nigeria (toon alle 12)
Aba, Biafra
Nsukku, Nigeria
Nneobi, Nigeria
Annandale, New York, USA
Massachusetts, USA
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Opleiding
University College, Ibadan, Nigeria
University of London
Beroepen
broadcaster
professor
novelist
short-story writer
poet
school teacher
Relaties
Okigbo, Christopher (friend)
Organisaties
Anambra State University of Technology
Bard College
Brown University
Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Booker Prize (2007)
Visiting professorship (University of Massachusetts-Amherst ∙ University of Connecticut ∙ UCLA)
Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (2002)
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Honorary Fellowship.
Nigerian National Merit Award
Korte biografie
Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centers of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and was a graduate of University College, Ibadan.

His early career in radio ended abruptly in 1966, when he left his post as Director of External Broadcasting in Nigeria during the national upheaval that led to the Biafran War. He was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and began lecturing widely abroad.

From 1972 to 1976, and again in 1987 to 1988, Mr. Achebe was Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and also for one year at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Cited in the London Sunday Times as one of the "1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century" for defining "a modern African literature that was truly African" and thereby making "a major contribution to world literature," Chinua Achebe published novels, short stories, essays and children's books. [adapted from Things Fall Apart, c1959, 1994 printing Anchor Books Ed.]

Mr. Achebe received numerous honors from around the world including more than twenty honorary doctorates from universities in England, Scotland, the United States, Canada, and Nigeria.

Latterly Mr. Achebe lived with his wife in Annandale, New York, where they both taught at Bard College. They had four children.

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Weer een prachtige vertelling van Achebe: net als in Things fall apart neemt hij de tijd om zijn verhaal mooi uitgesponnen te vertellen, en dwingt ons zo in het Afrikaanse ritme te komen. In dit boek staat de ondergang van de priester-chef Ezeulu centraal. Het slot van het verhaal wordt nogal vlug afgewikkeld, met nog een korte epiloog die het verhaal iets ruimer opentrekt en het geheel situeert in de overname van de macht door de Britse kolonisator.
 
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Vrij kort, neutraal relaas van het leven in een dorp van de Ibo-stam (Nigeria), tijdsvak aanvankelijk onbepaald. Hoofdfiguur Okonkwo lijkt op weg om op eigen verdienste een man van aanzien te worden, maar door ongeluk, en uiteindelijk door de komst van de blanke kolonisator (dus eind 19de eeuw) stort zijn wereld in. Mooie evocatie van het stamleven, volgens de oude gebruiken; en schets van de overgang naar een koloniaal regime. Opvallend is de onthechte beschrijving, geen aanklacht, hoewel je onvermijdelijk toch een zekere sympathie met de hoofdfiguur en het "oude "leven krijgt, ondanks de donkere, wrede kanten die door Achebe niet onvermeld worden gelaten.… (meer)
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Leden
28,257
Populariteit
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Waardering
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576
ISBNs
410
Talen
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