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Chinua Achebe

Name at birth: Albert Chinualumogu AchebeNigerian Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel Things Fall Apart remains one of the most important books in English by an African author. The first internationally…

Achebe, Chinua

(Encyclopedia) Achebe, Chinua chn´wä äch´b, 1930–2013, Nigerian writer, b. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe. A graduate of University College, Ibadan (1953), Achebe, an Igbo who wrote in English, is one…

10. The Roots

Things Fall ApartMCA In contrast to so many flavor-of-the-week hip-hop acts, Philadelphia's Roots throw down mind-spinning rhymes and a real musical vision that sets them apart from the crowd…

The Roots

Things Fall Apart MCA In contrast to so many flavor-of-the-week hip-hop acts, Philadelphia's Roots throw down mind-spinning rhymes and a real musical vision that sets them apart from the crowd.…

Biographies of Notable U.S. Immigrants

Biographies of Notable U.S. Immigrants A-H | H-M | N-S | T-Z Charlize Theron, actor Chinua Achebe , writer Christiane Amanpour, TV news correspondent Elizabeth Arden,…

Booker Prize

(Encyclopedia) Booker Prize, an award of £50,000 (originally £5,000) for the best novel of the year published in English in Great Britain; prior to 2014, it was only given to a British, Irish, or…

The Prospect/FP Top 100 Public Intellectuals

Who are the world's leading public intellectuals? The October 2005 cover of Prospect Foreign Policy and Britain's Prospect magazine selected their top 100, and invited readers to vote…

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54…

African literature

(Encyclopedia) African literature, literary works of the African continent. African literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to…