Collected Poems

ISBN-10: 1400076587
ISBN-13: 9781400076581
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of essays, short stories, and poetry. His works include Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, and There Was a Country. He also wrote four children's books including Chike and the River and How the Leopard Got His Claws. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for his "overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." He also worked as a professor of literature in Nigeria and the United States. He died following a brief illness on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82.

In lieu of a preface : a parable
1966
Benin road
Mango seedling
Pine tree in spring
The explorer
Agostinho Neto
The first shot
A mother in a refugee camp
Christmas in Biafra (1969)
Air raid
Biafra, 1969
An "If" of history
Remembrance day
A wake for Okigbo
After a war
Love song (for Anna)
Love cycle
Question
Answer
Beware, soul brother
NON-commitment
Generation gap
Misunderstanding
Knowing robs us
Bull and egret
Lazarus
Vultures
Public execution in pictures
Penalty of Godhead
Those gods are children
Lament of the sacred python
Their idiot song
The Nigerian census
Flying
He loves me; he loves me not
Dereliction
We laughed at him

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