Film, Video An Evening with Chinua Achebe. An Evening with Chinua Achebe

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Title

  • An Evening with Chinua Achebe.

Other Title

  • An Evening with Chinua Achebe

Summary

  • Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with the impact of British colonialism on the traditional Igbo society in Nigeria. Published in 1958 -- just two years before the end of a century of British rule in Nigeria -- the novel celebrated its 50th anniversary of publication in 2008. "An Evening with Chinua Achebe" featured the author reading from his celebrated work.

Contributor Names

  • Library of Congress.
  • Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-11-03.

Subject Headings

  • -  African American History
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  Literature
  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Education
  • -  Government, World Affairs

Notes

  • -  Classification: Education.
  • -  Classification: Language and Literature.
  • -  Chinua Achebe.
  • -  Recorded on 2008-11-03.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687528

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. An Evening with Chinua Achebe. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-03, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687528/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. (2008) An Evening with Chinua Achebe. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-03. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687528/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. An Evening with Chinua Achebe. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-03, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687528/>.