Fall Apart by
Fall Apart is set in a traditional Ibo community. This
site features video clips of traditional dance routines
performed by the Igbodiegwu Acrobatic Dance Troupe. Also
included is information on Ibo culture, dance, and musical
Here you will find a brief biography of Achebe and
an overview of his work, as well as a listing of his novels
and other writings.
Achebe: Things Fall Apart Study Guide
Here you will find a comprehensive study guide to
Things Fall Apart, Achebe’s best-known novel. Included
is a reprinting of Yeats’s poem "The Second Coming,"
from which Achebe took his title.
the Beloved Country by
the Beloved Country
This site offers a book review of Cry, the Beloved
Country and information about a movie based on the novel.
History of Apartheid in South Africa
In Cry, The Beloved Country, Paton movingly
explores the effects of apartheid on two South African families,
one black and one white. This site provides an abundance
of information about the system of apartheid that existed
in South Africa for decades. It includes a historical overview,
photographs, statistics, and a chart that makes the disparity
that existed between whites and blacks disturbingly clear.
of Age with Elephants: A Memoir by
Elephants of Cameroon
This interactive site lets you track the endangered
wild elephants of Cameroon with a team of researchers from
the North Carolina Zoological Park. The site provides project
updates, an elephant Web cam, and related links.
of Age with Elephants
This ReadersNdex site contains a detailed book review
of Coming of Age with Elephants, the story of a young
woman who returns to her childhood home in Africa to study
for the Rain by
Conversation with Sheila Gordon
This site features an Atlantic Monthly magazine
interview with Sheila Gordon, the author of Waiting for
the Rain. It includes a character sketch of Gordon,
writing tips, and practical pointers on pursuing a writing
Africa: Can a Country Overcome Its History?
This online exhibit from Annenberg/CPB offers a
history of South Africa, focusing on the question "Can
a country overcome its history?" The site includes
a resources section and interactive timelines to test your
knowledge of what you have read.