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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe The Dancers
Things 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 instruments.

Chinua Achebe
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.

Chinua 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.

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country
This site offers a book review of Cry, the Beloved Country and information about a movie based on the novel.

The 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.

Coming of Age with Elephants: A Memoir by Joyce Poole

The 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.

Coming 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 elephants.

Waiting for the Rain by Sheila Gordon

A 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 career.

South 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.