Chinua Achebe: A Biography

4.14 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780253333421: Chinua Achebe: A Biography

... some 10 years of painstaking enquiry are presented with sustained energy... Ezenwa-Ohaeto has completed a remarkable feat..." ―West Africa

... a gold mine of a source for future researchers." ―The Literary Griot

... in this meticulously researched work, [Ezenwa-Ohaeto] provides a wealth of information that should prove invaluable to all future studies of Achebe." ―Library Journal

Great back-up for classes reading Achebe’s Things Fall Apart." ―Booklist

This pioneering biography draws upon a wealth of printed and oral sources to produce a vivid record of the life and times of Africa’s most influential novelist. Ezenwa-Ohaeto is Achebe’s Boswell; nothing of importance, large or small, seems to escape him." ―Bernth Lindfors, University of Texas

This is the first biography of the internationally acclaimed author of Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel, first published in 1958 and now a classic, with more than 12 million copies in print. Things Fall Apart is a defining moment in African and world literature.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto’s biography is the first comprehensive account of Achebe’s life to date. Based on extensive research and numerous interviews, this is also the first work to trace the story of Achebe’s life while putting his achievement into a social and historical context.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Chinua Achebe is the founding father of modern African literature. His novels, from Things Fall Apart (1958) to Anthills of the Savannah (1987), set the standard for all writers who aspire to portray the continent's complex colonial and tribal legacy. This respectful biography by former student Ezenwa-Ohaeto thoroughly delineates the tangled history of Achebe's native Nigeria and chronicles his courageous support of human rights, frequently violated by Nigeria's government. Achebe's magical fiction needs no explication, but with this biography Western readers will gain a new understanding of the man who created it.

Book Description:

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1999

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0253333423 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132582686

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press 10/22/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press 10/22/1997, 1997. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. Chinua Achebe: A Biography. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780253333421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

E. Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1997. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780253333421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780253333421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0253333423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780253333421_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. . some 10 years of painstaking enquiry are presented with sustained energy. Ezenwa-Ohaeto has completed a remarkable feat. -West Africa. a gold mine of a source for future researchers. -The Literary Griot. in this meticulously researched work, [Ezenwa-Ohaeto] provides a wealth of information that should prove invaluable to all future studies of Achebe. -Library JournalGreat back-up for classes reading Achebe s Things Fall Apart. -BooklistThis pioneering biography draws upon a wealth of printed and oral sources to produce a vivid record of the life and times of Africa s most influential novelist. Ezenwa-Ohaeto is Achebe s Boswell; nothing of importance, large or small, seems to escape him. -Bernth Lindfors, University of TexasThis is the first biography of the internationally acclaimed author of Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel, first published in 1958 and now a classic, with more than 12 million copies in print. Things Fall Apart is a defining moment in African and world literature.Ezenwa-Ohaeto s biography is the first comprehensive account of Achebe s life to date. Based on extensive research and numerous interviews, this is also the first work to trace the story of Achebe s life while putting his achievement into a social and historical context. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780253333421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

E. Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1997. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780253333421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. some 10 years of painstaking enquiry are presented with sustained energy. Ezenwa-Ohaeto has completed a remarkable feat. -West Africa. a gold mine of a source for future researchers. -The Literary Griot. in this meticulously researched work, [Ezenwa-Ohaeto] provides a wealth of information that should prove invaluable to all future studies of Achebe. -Library JournalGreat back-up for classes reading Achebe s Things Fall Apart. -BooklistThis pioneering biography draws upon a wealth of printed and oral sources to produce a vivid record of the life and times of Africa s most influential novelist. Ezenwa-Ohaeto is Achebe s Boswell; nothing of importance, large or small, seems to escape him. -Bernth Lindfors, University of TexasThis is the first biography of the internationally acclaimed author of Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel, first published in 1958 and now a classic, with more than 12 million copies in print. Things Fall Apart is a defining moment in African and world literature.Ezenwa-Ohaeto s biography is the first comprehensive account of Achebe s life to date. Based on extensive research and numerous interviews, this is also the first work to trace the story of Achebe s life while putting his achievement into a social and historical context. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780253333421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ezenwa-Ohaeto
Published by Indiana University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0253333423 ISBN 13: 9780253333421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0253333423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book