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Chinua Achebe Books In Order

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Publication Order of African Trilogy Books

Things Fall Apart (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Longer at Ease (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arrow of God (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Man of the People (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthills of the Savannah (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Voter (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Things Fall Apart and Related Readings (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girls at War and Other Stories (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware Soul Brother (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Poems (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Chike and the River (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Leopard Got His Claws (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drum (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flute (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Morning Yet on Creation Day (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Nigeria (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hopes and Impediments (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The University and the Leadership Factor in Nigerian Politics (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Critical Fictions (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Hunger In Africa (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Things Fall Apart with Connections (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Africa's Tarnished Name (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations with Chinua Achebe (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Another Africa (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home and Exile (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Image of Africa (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Africa: A Short History (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Education of a British-Protected Child (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Was a Country (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Conjunctions Books

Conjunctions #1 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #2 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #3 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #4 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #5 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #6 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #7 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #8 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #9 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #10 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #11 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #12 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #13 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #14 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #15 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #16 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #17 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #18 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #19 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #20 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #21 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #22 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #23 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #24 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #25: The New American Theater (By:John Guare) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #26 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #27 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #28 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #29: Tributes (By:Lee Smith,Bradford Morrow) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #30 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #31: Radical Shadows (By:Bradford Morrow) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #32 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #33 (By:Bradford Morrow) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #34: American Fiction (By:Bradford Morrow) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #35: American Poetry (By:Bradford Morrow) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #36: Dark Laughter (By:Bradford Morrow) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #37: Twentieth Anniversary Issue (By:Bradford Morrow) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #38: Rejoicing Revoicing (By:Bradford Morrow) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #39: The New Wave Fabulists (By:Peter Straub,Bradford Morrow) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #40 (By:Bradford Morrow) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #41: Two Kingdoms (By:Bradford Morrow) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #42: Cinema Lingua (By:Bradford Morrow) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #43: Beyond Arcadia (By:Bradford Morrow) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #44: An Anatomy of Roads (By:Bradford Morrow) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #45: Secret Lives of Children (By:Bradford Morrow) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #46: Selected Subversions (By:Bradford Morrow) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #47 (By:Bradford Morrow) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #48: Faces of Desire (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #49: A Writers' Aviary (By:Bradford Morrow) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #50 (By:Bradford Morrow) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #51: The Death Issue (By:Bradford Morrow) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #52: Betwixt the Between (By:Bradford Morrow) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #53: Not Even Past, Hybrid Histories (By:Bradford Morrow) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #54: Shadow Selves (By:Bradford Morrow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #55: Urban Arias (By:Bradford Morrow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #56: Terra Incognita (By:Bradford Morrow) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #57: Kin (By:Bradford Morrow) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #58: Riveted (By:Bradford Morrow) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #59: Colloquy (By:Bradford Morrow) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #60: In Absentia (By:Bradford Morrow) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #61: A Menagerie (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #62: Exile (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #63: Speaking Volumes (By:Bradford Morrow) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #64: Natural Causes (By:Bradford Morrow) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #65: Sleights of Hand (By:Bradford Morrow) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #67: Other Aliens (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #68: Inside Out (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #70: Sanctuary (By:Bradford Morrow) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #71: A Cabinet of Curiosity (By:Bradford Morrow) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #72: Nocturnals (By:Bradford Morrow) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #73: Earth Elegies (By:Bradford Morrow) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conjunctions #74: Grendel’s Kin - The Monsters Issue (By:Bradford Morrow) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Winds of Change(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
African Short Stories(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Opening Worlds(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gods and Soldiers(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pen America: A Journal for Writers and Readers: 13 Lovers(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe on November 16, 1930) was a Nigerian poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known for “Things Fall Apart”, his first novel, which is the most widely read book in all of modern Africa.

His dad, Isaiah, was an evangelist and a teacher, and his mom, was a blacksmith’s daughter, vegetable farmer, and a leader among church women.

Storytelling was a mainstay of the Igbo tradition and was an integral part of the community. Achebe’s sister and mom told him a ton of stories during his childhood, which he repeatedly requested.

His education was furthered by the collages that his dad hung on the walls of their home, along with numerous books and almanacs, including a prose adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and an Igbo retelling of Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress. Chinua eagerly anticipated traditional village events, like the frequent masquerade ceremonies, which he’d later recreate in stories and novels he wrote.

While working as a teacher, he encouraged his students to read extensively and be original in their own work. The students never had access to the papers he read as a student, so Chinua made his own available in class. He taught in Oba for four months, before leaving for Lagos to work for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service in 1954. Working here helped him to master the subtle nuances between spoken and written language, a skill that aided him later on to write realistic dialogue.

After returning the Nigeria, he worked on editing and revising his manuscript for what would become “Things Fall Apart”, which he titled after a line in a poem by W. B. Yeats, called “The Second Coming”. He cut out the second and third parts of the book, which left just the story of this yam farmer called Okonkwo who lives during Nigeria’s colonization, and he struggles with his dad’s own debtor legacy. He added some sections, improved on existing chapters, and restructured his prose.

Chinua, in 1957, sent off his only copy of this handwritten manuscript (including the £22 fee) to this typing service in London he’d seen an ad for in The Spectator. He didn’t get a reply from this service, so he asked Angela Beattie (his boss at the NBS) to visit the company and ask after it during some travels in London. She did, and demanded angrily to know why it was just sitting around ignored in the corner of their office. The company soon sent up a typed up copy to Chinua. Her intervention was vital to his ability to keep working as a writer. He’d probably have gotten so discouraged as to have quit entirely.

He sent his manuscript the next year to the agent that Gilbert Phelps had recommended to him in London. The manuscript was sent around to various publishing houses, some of whom rejected it instantly, and claimed fiction penned by African writers offered up no market potential. Heinemann executives read his manuscript and hesitated in their decision to publish his book. An educational adviser, named Donald MacRae, read the book and told the company it was the best novel he’d read since the war. So Heinemann published 2,000 copies in hardcover on June 17, 1958.

He died after a short illness in Boston, Massachusetts on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82. He was ill and had to be hospitalized in the city, according to a source close to the family.

“Things Fall Apart” is the first novel in the “Africa” series and was released in 1958. This is the classic narrative about Africa’s cataclysmic encounter with Europe while it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the experiences of a fearless and wealthy Igbo warrior of Umuofia, named Okonkwo, during the late 1800s, this explores one man’s futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political and religious forces and his own despair while his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

Translated into fifty-seven languages and with 20 million copies sold, this provides one of the permanent and most illuminating monuments to the African experience. Chinua not only captures life in a pre-colonial African village, but he’s also able to convey the loss of this world as he broadens our own understanding of our contemporary realities.

Nominated by PBS’s “The Great American Read” as being one of America’s best loved novels.

“No Longer At Ease” is the second novel in the “Africa” series and was released in 1960. When Obi Okonkwo, the grandson of Okonkwo, returns to Nigeria from England during the 1950s, his foreign education leaves him separated from his African roots. This novel depicts the uncertainties which beset the nation of Nigeria, while independence from colonial rule began looming near.

However his fate, overtakes him while he finds himself being trapped by the expectation of his village, his family, both of which the representations of the traditional world of his ancestors, as well as the colonial world.

This is both a story about a man getting lost in cultural limbo, and a nation that is entering a new age of disillusionment, Chinua delivers a book that is a powerful metaphor for his generation of young Nigerians.

“Arrow of God” is the third novel in the “Africa” series and was released in 1964. Set in the Igbo heartland, located in Nigeria, one of the best known writers in all of Africa describes the conflict between new and old in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between son and dad.

Ezeulu: is the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, and he’s worshiped by all six villages of Umuaro. However his authority is increasingly coming under threat, from functionaries of the colonial government, from rivals inside of his own tribe, and even from members of his own family. But he believes that he’s untouchable: surely he’s an arrow in God’s bow? Armed with such a belief, he’s ready to lead all of his people, even if it’s towards their own destruction. However his people aren’t going to be dominated that easily.

“Arrow of God”, powerful and spare, is this unforgettable depiction of the loss of faith, and the downfall of one man in this society which was altered forever by colonialism.

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