The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia

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About the Contributors

CORA AGATUCCI teaches writing, literature, and humanities (including a course introducing African cultures, orature, literature, and film) at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon. She has published articles on Michelle Cliff, Eric Walrond, contemporary African American women writers, and timelines of ancient Africa and African empires. Her web sites on “African Timelines” and “African Authors: Chinua Achebe” have earned national recognition.

M.KEITH BOOKER is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is the author of numerous books and articles on postcolonial and other forms of modern literature and culture, including The African Novel in English: An Introduction and The Caribbean Novel in English: An Introduction (co-authored with Dubravka Juraga).

NICHOLAS BROWN is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is at work on a book entitled Utopian Generations: African Fiction and British Modernism.

DEBRA RAE COHEN is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. A specialist in modern British literature, she is the author of Remapping the Home Front: Locating Citizenship in British Women's Great War Fiction.

PHANUEL AKUBUEZE EGEJURU is Professor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans. In addition to the recent biography (based on oral accounts) Chinua Achebe: Pure and Simple, she is the author of several books on African literature and culture, including NWANYIBU: Womanbeing and African Literature and Towards African Literary Independence. She is also the author of a novel, The Seed Yams Have Been Eaten.

JAMES GIBBS was educated at the universities of Bristol and Leeds in the United Kingdom and American University in Washington, D.C. He has taught at universities in Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, and Belgium and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His recent editorial commitments have included working on a handbook for African writers (with Jack Mapanje) and on Ghanaian literature, theater, and film (with Kofi Anyidoho). He is an editorial advisor for publications in the Netherlands, Nigeria, and Malawi, reviews

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The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword: Chinua Achebe and the Institution of African Literature vii
  • Preface xvii
  • Chronology xix
  • A 1
  • B 39
  • C 51
  • D 73
  • E 76
  • F 83
  • G 91
  • H 96
  • I 109
  • J 122
  • K 126
  • L 130
  • M 136
  • N 161
  • O 191
  • P 218
  • R 229
  • S 233
  • T 246
  • U 270
  • V 280
  • W 281
  • Y 286
  • Z 288
  • Bibliography 289
  • Index 303
  • About the Contributors 315
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