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Achebe, Chinua (SwissEduc Team- The English Page, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland ) Hans G. Fischer, July 2004; updated 2005.

The Address has been changed (March 2007) and is now:

Africa and Africans in Conrad's Heart of Darkness (Candice Bradley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, originally a Lawrence Univ. Freshman Studies Lecture, 24 Jan. 1996; now available from Department of English at the University of Berne, Switzerland, July 2004):
Explores Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness from an anthropological perspective and includes the section "Achebe's Critique and Images of Illness in Africa." Web Site (Microsoft Encarta Africana, Microsoft Corp., 1999-2000). - Search keyword: Achebe  (accessed July 2001)

Bacon, Katie"An African Voice"  [Interview with Chinua Achebe.]  Interviews: Atlantic Unbound 2 Aug. 2000.  The Atlantic Online, 2000. (accessed 8 Mar 2001).

Chinua Achebe  (Jennifer Engels, Alysia Hamilton, Michelle Hoge, Matt Miller; students of LIG 202-01: Masterpieces of European Literature II, Prof. Kirk Lockwood, Illinois Valley Community College, 1998 Spring 1998): Introduction, Works, Timeline, Bibliography, Links (accessed July 2001)

Chinua Achebe (Kuusankoski Public Library, Finland): biography, bibliography (last accessed August 2004)

Chinua Achebe (New York State Writers Institute, State Univ. of New York): Biography, photo, works:  

Chinua Achebe: Overview (George Landow, Post Imperial and Post Colonial Literature in English, Brown Univ.) [last rev. 6 February 2002]
Old URL: (accessed July 2001)
...including links to Chinua Achebe's Biography and Style:
Chinua Achebe and Things Fall Apart, and Achebe's Use of Language (all by Melissa Culross, based upon Contemporary Authors); a list of Achebe's Works; Nigeria Overview, "The Role of Women in Things Fall Apart" (by June Chun); "Women in Achebe's World" (by Rose Ure Mezu); and more.

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart - bio-bibliographical-literary commentary by Dr. Joseph L. Mbele, (of Tanzania; & now in English Dept., St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN) 

Mbele, Joseph L.
Dr. Mbele, from Tanzania, teaches folklore and literature in the English Department, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. Site includes a critique of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart", an article on doing fieldwork in Tanzanian folklore plus ethical issues, study abroad programs in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and a commentary on the current politics of Rwanda; Mbele taught at the University of Burundi. [KF]

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart (created by English students, Univ. of St. Francis, Jolliet, IL): (accessed July 2001)

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart (Reader's Corner, Addison Public Library, Illinois): (accessed July 2001)

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart Study Guide (Paul Brians, Dept. of English, Washington State Univ.): (accessed July 2001)

Chinua Achebe and the Language of the Colonizer  (Katharine Slattery, completed for the MA degree in Modern Literary Studies, dir. Dr. Leon Litvack, School of English, Queen's Univ. of Belfast): (accessed July 2001)
[Chinua Achebe's] The African Trilogy: 'Writing Back' to Mister Johnson: 
From The Imperial Archive, "A site dedicated to the study of Literature, Imperialism, and Postcolonialism":  "This site provides information for all those interested in the influence of the British imperial process on literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Using colonial discourse and post-colonial theory as a point of departure, some pages examine the British idea of 'Empire' and the colonial enterprise in a selected range of 19th-century authors and their work; others consider 20th-century texts, in an attempt to understand how imperialism affected literary texts produced in Britain's former colonies.  The pages are authored by students working on the MA degree in Modern Literary Studies in the School of English at the Queen's University in Belfast": (accessed July 2001)

Chinua Achebe on the Role of the African Writer (Lit 165/168: Things Fall Apart): (accessed July 2001)

Creative Quotations from . . .Chinua Achebe (Franklin C. Baer, Baertracks), with search functions: (accessed July 2001)

Encarta Online Encyclopedia - Search for free.  Keyword:  Achebe, Chinua
(accessed July 2001)

Hum 211 African Storytelling: Oral Traditions (Cora Agatucci, Culture & Literature of Africa, Central Oregon CC) includes analysis of Achebe examples.
Hum 211 Student Writing (Cora Agatucci, Culture & Literature of Africa, Central Oregon CC) includes some student essays on Things Fall Apart.

Internet Public Library: IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection: Chinua Achebe (1930 - ) abstracts & links to criticism, biographical web sites, as well as individual works by Achebe: 
...Anthills of the Savannah: 
...Arrow of God: 
...A Man of the People: 
...No Longer at Ease: 
...Things Fall Apart: 

Internet Resources: Chinua Achebe & Things Fall Apart (Bill Barrett, Webster Univ.): links, map: (accessed July 2001)

North, James.  "African Heart, No Darkness."  Rev. of Home and Exile, by Chinua Achebe.  Nation [271.2] 10 July 2000: 36(3pp).  EBSCOHost Academic Search Elite: Article No. 3331968. 
Also available online: (accessed July 2001).

Photo of Chinua Achebe:
(accessed July 2001)

Things Fall Apart: Exploration of African Tribes (Sharon Jenkins and Jennifer Slinger, Stephen Watts Kearny Senior High, San Diego, CA):
(accessed July 2001)

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe (Sharon Hendriksen, Kingwood College Library, Kingwood, TX, 2001): Biography, characters, plot, themes, criticism, links, journal articles, history: 
(accessed July 2001)

"Translating Cultures? Towards a Rhetoric of Cross-Cultural Communication" by Tobias Döring (Freie Universität Berlin)- in English: (accessed July 2001)

"Writer Wants World to Hear Africa's Stories from Africans," by Jerry Large (Lifestyles,, 14 May 1998): Achebe collaborates with  Seattle photographer Robert Lyons on Another Africa:  (accessed July 2001).  


Related Links

African Diaspora: Bibliography of Early African American History (History 243 - Slavery and Anti-Slavery Movements to 1860, 1996; Prof. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz, Dept. of History, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO):  (accessed July 2001)

African Traditional Religion - a rich site offered Chidi Denis Isizoh: (accessed July 2001)

Igbo Information, Art & Life in Africa Online (Univ. of Iowa):  (accessed July 2001)

Learn more about Achebe's home country Nigeria:
Learn more about Achebe's people the Igbo:  
Courtesy of Art and Life in Africa Project, Univ. of Iowa, rev. 1999

Igbo (Ibo - Nigerian) Names & Their Meanings (Dele Chinwe Ukwu,  

The Igbo People: Origins and History  (Katharine Slattery, completed for the MA degree in Modern Literary Studies, dir. Dr. Leon Litvack, School of English, Queen's Univ. of Belfast):  (accessed July 2001)
. . . Religion and the Igbo People: (accessed July 2001)
See also The Imperial Archive, "A site dedicated to the study of Literature, Imperialism, and Postcolonialism": 

Igbo Traditional Rulers:  Chieftaincy and the State in Southeastern Nigeria, by Axel Harneit-Sievers, Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin (Rpt. Afrika Spectrum [Hamburg, Germany], Vol. 33, No. 1, 1998, pp. 57-70) - in English: (accessed July 2001)

Nigeria, Achebe's homeland:  (accessed July 2001)
  from CIA World Factbook 2000:
(accessed July 2001)

Nigeria Page (Ali B. Dinar, ed., African Studies, Univ. of Pennsylvania): (accessed July 2001)

Nigeria page: (accessed July 2001)
from African Studies Internet Resources (Joseph Caruso, African Studies Librarian, Columbia Univ.): (accessed July 2001)

"Obasanjo, Ekwueme and the Igbo Vote," by Okey Ikechukwu (a doctor of philosophy,  Lagos-based policy analyst, and writer for The Guardian newspaper of Lagos, Nigeria), USAfrica Online (no date): 
(accessed July 2001)

Guide to Sources of Nigerian History, National Archives of Nigeria, Enugu Branch (by U.O.A. Esse, National Archives of Nigeria, 1991; via Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin ): (accessed July 2001) (accessed July 2001)
Search term: Nigeria.  Or search by keyword to discover more about topics like these:


On the state of Nigeria after the demise of Gen. Sani Abacha in 1998


"Ghanaians Condemn Abacha in Death." Ghanaian Independent 11 June 1998 


Ali Mazrui, "A Modern Nigeria May Well Become a Reincarnation of the US," The Nation [Nairobi] 21 June 1998 


Mathatha Tsedu, Political Editor [Column], "Nigeria's Turn to Choose," The Sowetan 10 July 1998 


Philip Ochieng [Commentary], "What Nigerians Need Now Is a New Direction," The Nation [Nairobi] 14 June 1998 

Nigeria: Overview (George Landow, Postimperial & Postcolonial Literature in English, Brown Univ.): (accessed July 2001)

Philip Emeagwali's Reading List
...New Yam Festival:

...The Spirit-Man: Nnamdi Azikiwe: 

"The White Man's Burden' and Its Critics": (accessed July 2001)
from Jim Zwick, ed., Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935 (
Zwick's new website (as of August, 1999) offers "A collection of sites that examine specific aspects of the debate about imperialism and its political and cultural legacies: (accessed July 2001)

Motherland Nigeria (Olubunmi "Boomie" O., 1998-2001) (accessed July 2001)
Languages & Intro, including Ibo Alphabet & Language, & Ibo Resources: 
(accessed July 2001)

Igbo (Ibo--Nigerian) Names & Their Meanings (Dele Chinwe Ukwu, Long Beach City Community Library),
(accessed July 2001)

The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano - Igbo and an Achebe influence - 
(Suzanne Erera, Princeton Univ.) offers rich resources: (accessed July 2001)


Equiano Background, Experiences, and Travel, illustrated hyperlinked essay
(accessed July 2001)


Equiano's Narrative, with excerpts, analysis, & links:
(accessed July 2001)


Olaudah Equiano Timeline, in relation to history of slavery:
(accessed July 2001)


The Legacy of Equiano, hyperlinked essay (accessed July 2001)

Mapping Africa: Africa and the Diaspora Movement (African Odyssey Interactive, Art's Edge-Kennedy Center) (accessed July 2001)

G.I. Jones' Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art & Culture (via Southern Illinois University) depicts the arts and cultures of southeastern Nigeria collected in the 1930s by the late G.I. Jones, Dept. of Social Anthropology, Univ. of Cambridge. The collection includes examples from Ibibio, Igbo, Ijo and Ogoni speaking peoples. The majority of the images are from the Igbo speaking regions where Jones conducted most of his research. (accessed July 2001)

The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group: Online exhibition features traditional Igbo designs called uli--though all 7 artists (of the Dept of Fine and Applied Arts, Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka) are not Igbo. More than 10 million Igbo live in Nigeria today and belong to one of the country's three major cultures. Many Igbo today live in towns and cities and are often employed in professional fields; many are Christian, well educated, and multilingual in English and Igbo. (accessed July 2001)
From National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution: (accessed July 2001)

African Art, On and Off the Walls (AR235, undergraduate course project, Prof. Cynthia Pakert Atherton & students, Art Dept., Middlebury College, Vermont) features Igbo and Yoruban art: (accessed July 2001)
. . .
For example, see Igbo [maiden] Mask, image & text, from the Charles Derby Collection of African Art: (accessed July 2001)

Sub-Saharan African Art (Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University) offers images and commentary on arts of the Ibibio, Igbo, Ogoni, and Yoruba. (accessed July 2001)

Broken Links (as of July 2001):
The following web resources may no longer be available.
If you have information on new URL's and/or  webresources to recommend,
please let me know:

Who Is Chinua Achebe? biography, map of Nigeria
Arrow of God: Ibo Glossary:
(Marilyn Levine, Lewis-Clark State College, & Robert John Perrins, Acadia Univ., World History Website)

"The Art of Fiction": Interview with Chinua Achebe (Jerome Brooks)
The Paris Review, Issue 133 (1994) :
Index to
Paris Review Interviews:
However, this resource is available in print:
Brooks, Jerome. "The Art of Fiction." [Interview with Chinua Achebe.] The Paris Review 35.133 (Winter 1994): 142(25pp).
Rpt. Infotrac 2000 Expanded Academic ASAP Article A16837922
Abstract: "Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe explains in an interview that his interest in stories about life and adventure on other lands prompted him to choose a career in writing. He claims that his realization of the need to record both the good and bad aspects of life encouraged him to become a writer. His broad range of interests include varied fields of knowledge such as english, science, history and religion. He believes in the coexistence of art and humanity, and criticizes ethnic practices that do not conform to moral and social norms."

Chinua Achebe with photo, works, links (Hasbiniz Web Library, "committed to the dissemination of information of value and interest to the literary public... about the world of literature"):

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (Chris Renaud, Heritage at Carthage College), with lists of characters, places and concepts, study guide questions, and links

Chinua Achebe biography:
(African Writers: Voices of Change, Univ. of Florida Libraries Africana Studies Web site):

Student Essays on Things Fall Apart:
& Asia and Africa related WWW Sites:
(J. Hooks, Humanities course, St. Petersburg Junior College)

[On Igbo Religion] Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart (Student Project-Bill Zhu, Univ. of Texas):

African Writers and Their Literature (Obianuju Mollel, EdPsy 597 Research Project, Univ. of Alberta):

Representation of the "native" in African and Latin American Literature:
brief student essays on Achebe, Things Fall Apart & Montaigne, Of Cannibals:
and Reading Response for Things Fall Apart (for Univ. of Texas English courses):

[Books by] Chinua Achebe:

Igbo People (Uzoma Onyemaechi, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor):
Igbo social organization, bibliography:


More Resources on Chinua Achebe & Things Fall Apart:
| Achebe Bibliography | Achebe in His Own Words: Quotations, Interviews, Works |
| Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Reading & Study Questions | Achebe WWW Links

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