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Chinua Achebe Was 'Grandfather' Of African Literature

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe died Thursday in Boston. His first novel, Things Fall Apart was published in 1958 and is still the most widely-read piece of African literature.
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With Humor And Sorrow, 'Life After Life' Explores Death

Melissa Block talks with novelist Jill McCorkle about her latest book, Life After Life, which explores the area between life and death through a number of characters attached to a nursing home in a small town.
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Chinua Achebe And The Bravery Of Lions

The world-famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died. Annalisa Quinn reflects on the legacy of Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart.
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Remembering Chinua Achebe, Who Defended Africa To The World

Chinua Achebe, widely considered the grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82. His popular book, Things Fall Apart, tackled the effect of colonialism on Africa, and has sold more than 10 million copies. Host Michel Martin is joined by NPR Africa Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton to look back on his life and work.
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Glenn Frankel: "The Searchers"

A classic Western called "The Searchers" dramatized the true story of a young girl kidnapped by the Comanche Indians. How a film helped shape the myth of the American West.

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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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