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Things Fall Apart (1958): Web Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart


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These are open-access websites:

Achebe Discusses Africa 50 Years After 'Things Fall Apart'
Interview with PBS Newshour

An African Voice
Interview with Atlantic Monthly

BBC World Book Club: Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe discusses Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe: The Art of Fiction
Inteview with Paris Review

Chinua Achebe: A Hero Returns
Documentary by the BBC World Service

The Crisis of Cultural Memory in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart 
An essay by F. Abiola Irele in African Studies Quarterly

Invitation to World Literature: Things Fall Apart 
Introduction to the novel from a mix of writers, scholars, artists, and performers with personal connections to world literature; includes video, transcript, background information, glossary, views from experts, slideshow, timeline, and much more

Remembering Achebe and the Importance of Struggle
Interview with Fresh Air

Witness History: Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart 
From BBC World Service

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