Chinua Achebe Dies at 82

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Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author and whose internationally acclaimed fiction helped to revive African literature, died on Thursday in Boston (New York Times).

Achebe, Things Fall Apart. Everyman's Library EditonBooks by Achebe available at your library:

  • Anthills of the Savannah
  • Chike and the River
  • The Education of  a British-protected Child: Essays
  • How the Leopard Got His Claws
  • There was a country: a personal history of Biafra
  • Things Fall Apart

Read Your Way Through Africa

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With the new Heart of Africa exhibit opening this week at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium it might be time to do a little research into the animals and country from that exotic land.  Whether it's some fun fiction or interesting facts, reading up on the subject could enhance your next trip to the zoo or at least get your little ones excited for the amazing animals they are about to see. Below you will find some selections that are sure to please even the youngest patrons! 

For more information about the new Heart of Africa exhibit visit

Introducing Africa by Chris Oxlade

African Animals ABC by Beverley Joubert

​We All Went on Safari by Laurie Krebs

Oh Dear, Geoffrey! by Gemma O'Neill

African Critters by Robert Haas

Adventures of Riley: Safari in South Africa by Amanda Lumry

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