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  • Chinua Achebe dies at 82; Nigerian writer

    JOHNANNESBURG, South Africa — When Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was in college, a European professor assigned "Mister Johnson," which portrayed Africa as a land of grinning, shrieking savages. Time magazine called it "the best novel ever written...
  • 'Things Fall Apart' author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

     
    Chinua Achebe, the acclaimed Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart," has died in Boston at the age of 82....
  • Biblioracle: 'New adult'? New insult

    Biblioracle: 'New adult'? New insult
    Apparently, there is now something called "new adult" literature. I know this because The New York Times told me so. They say that new adult books "fit into the young-adult genre in their length and emotional intensity, but feature slightly older...
  • The Biblioracle: Is it viral? Who cares? Just read it.

    The Biblioracle: Is it viral? Who cares? Just read it.
    I read a lot of books. You probably do too. That's why we meet in this space on a weekly basis. When we emerge from our solitary bubbles, we like to engage in a little fellowship with our fellow travelers. I keep that in mind when I consider every column,...
  • Book review: 'Chike and the River' by Chinua Achebe

    Book review: 'Chike and the River' by Chinua Achebe
  • Africa's most influential celebrity is author Chinua Achebe

     
    Snooki is a celebrity who writes books. In Africa, on the other hand, writing literary books can make you a celebrity....
  • Chinua Achebe and the Gish Prize

     
    On Wednesday, Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe will accept the Gish Prize in New York. Named for actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, known best for their waiflike presences in silent films, the prize comes with a silver medallion and a significant......
  • Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize, sparks controversy

     
    A judge withdraws from the Man Booker International Prize jury when the award goes to Philip Roth. "He goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book," she says. "It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe.".....
  • Like/Dislike: James Nasty, Baltimore club DJ and producer

    Like/Dislike: James Nasty, Baltimore club DJ and producer
    For the past two years, James Nasty has co-hosted the Physical Education dance party at Ottobar each Friday, spinning everything from Basement Boys to Future Islands. This Friday, Nasty will not only host TT the Artist’s birthday party at Ottobar,...
  • Summer reading: Children's books

    The Accidental Genius of Weasel High Rick Detorie Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
  • Nigeria civil war seen from sharpened angles

    [This book review ran in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 12, 2006] The West African nation of Nigeria has suffered more than its share of violence and corruption, starting with its blatantly misrepresentative first election in 1960 and on through its...