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Nigeria's Outspoken Writer Chinua Achebe Dies At 82

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, who played a critical role in establishing post-colonial African literature, has died. The author of Things Fall Apart was 82.
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Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Author Of 'Things Fall Apart,' Dies

His seminal work played a critical role in establishing post-colonial African literature. Achebe also taught Africana Studies at Brown University.
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Book News: Newly Found Oscar Wilde Letter: 'Sacrifice For Your Art'

Also: The book Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop wins an award for the oddest title of the year; Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail speaks to NPR; the end of the pronoun "whom."
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Book Review: 'Hotel Juarez'

Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new short story collection Hotel Juarez by Daniel Chacon.
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Mark Sanford's Affair Follows Him On Campaign Trail For South Carolina House Seat

Melissa Block talks to University of South Carolina political scientist Mark Tompkins about Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who are running for Congress in the state. Sanford is a former governor who said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2009 when he was actually having an extramarital affair in Argentina. Colbert Busch is the sister of late-night comedian, Stephen Colbert.
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Book News: Is Amazon Building A CIA Cloud?

Also: Sam Lipsyte is interviewed by household pets; a new study tracks mood in literature; and Bret Easton Ellis' new book.

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